|1993||Tentative list||Submitted as tentative site by State Party|
|1984||Rejected||Not of universal value|
|1984||Rejected||Not of universal value|Tameezuddin Khero (Pakistan):
I visited this site on 26th December 2009.This site is 270 kilometres north from provincial capital Karachi.A metalled road leads one to site in prefereably 4*4 vehicle,although 4*2 may also suffice.It seems to have recently been repaired.It is no doubt a testimony to great human effort.The fortress inside is similar in design to that of Kotdigi fort.It was realy a special day for me.There are no entry fees.Food should be taken along as there is asmall tea-serving `Gabol Hotel' near the fortress.There are about 40 houses of Gabol community who do farming in the bed of nearby rainwater channel.
The fort is so widespread that it can not be seen in one or two days.Its history needs to be checked as it has been written on a board at the Sann-Raneekot turning point that the fort was constructed in or about 325BC.
It is not only a place of historical value but a very scenic also.The high mountains,the greenary by cropping and the thought as to how would this fort have been built hundreds of years ago when there was no machinery makes it a monument of great human contribution to this world.
I consider the fort to have been constructed by some technologically advanced people of unknown past.I do not understand why it has not yet been declared a World Heritage Site.I would strongly recmmend its declaration as world heritage.
Date posted: December 2009 Engr: M Tahir Korejo (Pakistan):
Rani kot really presents its own world. But, unfortunately, Rani kot, largest and one of the oldest forts of the world, is still waiting for its final conclusion. Hafiz Abdul sattar Korejo, my father, has also compiled his research in the form of book. Book, DUNIA JEY KADEEM AJAAIBAT MUNJHAN HIK AJUBO RANI KOT YA RAANI KOT, may lead us towards new history of Rani Kot. It must be refered....
Date posted: August 2008
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