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May 27, 2015

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Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Visit to Phnom Bakheng

Posted by Ginevra Boatto, Administrative Coordinator, World Monuments Fund Cambodia
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YSEALI students pose for a group photo at the top of the temple of Phnom Bakheng

On April 25, 2015, a group of 110 students, primarily from ASEAN countries, visited the World Monuments Fund conservation program at the temple of Phnom Bakheng. The students were participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a program of the U.S.

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May 22, 2015

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Tamirat ki Kothi
Tamirat ki Kothi

The Tamirat ki Kothi is believed to have been built in the 17th century during the rule of King Vir Singh Deo as the residence for the king’s manager of public roads and state buildings. The Kothi is comprised of gateways, courtyards, and colonnaded spaces that were made with stone and brick masonry. However, it is in a highly dilapidated condition.

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May 18, 2015

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Patan Royal Palace Complex after April earthquakre. Photo KVPT.
Patan Royal Palace Complex after April earthquakre. Photo KVPT.

Since 1991, Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT), based in New York City, has restored and preserved Nepal's magnificent cultural architectural treasures for Nepali's and the international community. WMF has worked with KVPT over the last ten years to produce a multiphase preservation plan for the Patan Royal Palace Complex.

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May 8, 2015

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Documenting the Jahangir Mahal in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India

Posted by Neeraj Bhagat, Jahangir Mahal project consulting architect
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Architectural documentation work is akin to a detective’s job. One needs to undertake a background study, carry out field investigations, question the people involved, hear local accounts, and finally piece together the evidence to arrive at a definite conclusion.

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April 28, 2015

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Uaxactun y el Watch 2014

Posted by Mónica Pellecer, Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala
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Uaxactun was one of the first archaeological sites to be excavated in the Petén Department in northern Guatemala and where archaeologists developed methodologies for Mesoamerican studies that are still used today. Uaxactun was included on the 2014 World Monuments Watch to bring attention to the site’s conservation needs and tourism development potential.

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