For 2,532 years these historic sites have held importance in the mind of the Buddhists.
Instead, he argued that it was important to win a historic third term.
Tourism in Kerala thrives not thanks to any sites of religious or historic significance.
Two of Pembroke Dock's most important historic buildings are being given a major facelift.
The second issue that has caused concern is the definition of historic heritage.
Luxor in Egypt is renowned for its great historic sites but now a special school is making its own bit of history.
They had greatly enjoyed the trip and it was a historic and important occasion, he said.
Not many places can boast being both a centre of historic importance and outstanding natural beauty.
Mr Ahern said it was a challenging and important post at a historic point in the union's development.
It is important that the historic perspective to the issue be explored openly.