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December 5, 2014

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Re-Envisioning the Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra: Heritage and the Community

Posted by Annabel Lopez, Project Management Consultant, Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra
World Monuments Fund
Members of the MRGA Project Coordination Team present the overarching goals of the garden restoration project

The central philosophy guiding the Agra Mughal gardens project, in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India, is that restoration works will benefit nearby local communities socially, economically, and culturally.

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December 4, 2014

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Re-Envisioning the Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra: Conservation Approaches

Posted by Annabel Lopez, Project Management Consultant, Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra
World Monuments Fund
The project architect and hydrological engineer present their proposed plans for restoring the water features in front of the to

Restoring Mehtab Bagh for a Complete Taj Experience

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December 2, 2014

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Months of research and documentation have just concluded at the two sites, Mehtab Bagh and I’timad-ud-Daulah,that make up the Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra project, a joint collaborative initiative between the Archaeological Survey of India and World Monuments Fund.

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December 1, 2014

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Conservation Work During the 2013–2014 Work Season at Qalhât

Posted by Chamsia Sadozaï, 2013–2014 Site Supervisor for Conservation
World Monuments Fund

The ancient city of Qalhât lies between the reddish Hajjar mountain range and the Gulf of Oman, near the modern city of Sur. Dominated by the famous mausoleum of Bibi Maryam, the only standing remain of the city's richness, the archaeological site looks like a huge stone field. But after looking carefully one can see aligned coral stonewalls, and even streets and squares.

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November 26, 2014

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Shikarpoor Heritage Inventory and Mapping: Empowering the Community through Information Sharing

Posted by Dr. Anila Naeem, Professor & Co-Chairperson, Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology
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An official gazette notification in September 1998 by the Government of Sindh's Department of Culture declared "Shikarpoor Historic Town" a protected heritage site under the Sindh Cultural Heritage Preservation Act of 1994. This included legal protection for houses built up to 1950 and their wood and iron works.

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