WMF Journal


July 8, 2015

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WMF Celebrates Rome’s Treasures

Posted by Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
World Monuments Fund
Performance by Les Arts Florissants Photo by Andrea Adami – Studio Scagnoli, Roma

Rome never ceases to surprise. It is a modern, thriving city that absorbs more than 6 million visitors each year and yet there are still treasures to explore and places to see that are little known.

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July 8, 2015

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Solving the Riddles of The Temples of Ashapuri, Madhya Pradesh, India

Posted by Vishakha Kawathekar and Adam Hardy, The Temples of Ashapuri project consultants
World Monuments Fund

Ashapuri is an extraordinary site, with 26 temples in ruins, all standing close to each other in silence above a line of steps leading down to a large pond. The temples are on the slopes of a rocky hillock, once surrounded by thick forest and with flowing waters.

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July 6, 2015

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Learning from Sheopur Fort, Madhya Pradesh, India – The Challenges and the Approach

Posted by Dr. Shikha Jain, Sheopur Fort Project Consulting Architect
World Monuments Fund
View of Hill on which Sheopur Fort is built

Sheopur Fort, located in Sheopur town in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh, is an important element of the local history of the region. The fort was built at the highest altitude, on a mud hillock adjacent to River Seep. Two separate fortified enclosures define the character of the fort.

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July 2, 2015

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Sabalgarh Fort, Madhya Pradesh, India – A Hidden Treasure

Posted by Mohit Dhingra, Sabalgarh Fort Project Consulting Architect
World Monuments Fund

Sabalgarh Fort has great historical significance, with personalities like Maharaja Gopal Singh (28th ruler of Karauli, Rajasthan) and Naval Singh Khande Rao (the Governor of Sabalgarh appointed by Scindia rulers) using the fort.

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July 2, 2015

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Romania’s Great Synagogue of Iasi is Saved

Posted by Lucia Apostol, Deputy Director for the Preservation and Development of the Patrimony at FEDROM- the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania
World Monuments Fund

The Great Synagogue of Iaşi is one of two synagogues left in Iaşi and the oldest existing Jewish religious architectural monument in Romania.

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