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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a World Heritage Site in Hiroshima, Japan. Also known as the Atomic Bomb Building or Genbaku Dome, it is the remains of the destroyed Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition building erected in 1915. The first nuclear bomb to be used in a war was supposed to target the Aioi Bridge. It was detonated almost directly above the dome of the building, some 2000 feet above ground.


Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Hiroshima Peace Memorial
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The Genbaku Dome was originally scheduled to be demolished, along with other war ruins. However, as Hiroshima was developed around it, the dome became a symbol of peace. In 1966 the City of Hiroshima announced its intention to preserve the ruins indefinitely. Since then, it has undergone two preservation projects.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee in Mérida, Mexico, on 2 - 7 December, 1996.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 34 22 60 E 132 26 60
Inscription Year: 1996
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: VI
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