In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
One of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Maharashtra, the Ellora Caves, date back (1)______ about 1,500 years ago, and (2)______ the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. (3)______ 34 caves are actually Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religious monuments (4)______ in the rock. They were given the (5)______ of World Heritage Site in 1983. Created between the 6th and 10th century, the 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves carved in proximity at Ellora are proof of the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.
Identify the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required, select No substitution. The shoebill stork can be recognise from its long legs and broad wings.