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January 6, 2014

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Situated on the banks of River Shipra are the remains of a medieval fort of the Marathas built on the site of the ancient settlement of Mahidpur. Mahidpur was once a prosperous trading town on the Dakshinapth trade route, and the fort marks the site of the decisive battle of the Third Anglo-Maratha War (1817–18) between the Marathas and British forces.

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January 3, 2014

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Located on the bank of River Seep, the fort at the Sheopur District of Madhya Pradesh embodies the changing architectural styles patronized by various rulers who reigned from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.

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November 6, 2013

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Perspectives on the Protection of Cultural Heritage

Posted by Kathryn Doyle, Office Manager
World Monuments Fund

On November 1, a group of WMF staff members attended a conference hosted by the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. The conference, titled “Monuments Men, Social Media, the Law and Cultural Heritage,” took place at Fordham University School of Law.

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November 5, 2013

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From October 23 to 31, I joined WMF’s Director of Programs for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal on her trip to Guatemala for the 3rd International Workshop on Architectural Covers in Archaeological Contexts. Since 2009, WMF has organized two previous workshops that gather experts in the fields of archaeology, conservation, tourism, site management, and design.

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October 22, 2013

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Preserving a Seventeenth-Century Cenotaph in Orchha

Posted by Shalini Mahajan, Madhya Pradesh Project Consultant
World Monuments Fund
View of Veer Singh Deo Chattri with flooded river Betwa during monsoons, 2013

It seems ironic that the cenotaph (chhattri) in Orchha associated with one of the most illustrious kings of the Bundelas, Raja Veer Singh Deo, credited with building magnificent structures like the Jehangir Mahal and Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Orchha and other stupendous sites across India, has stood seemingly incomplete in architectural features and embellishments since the seventeenth

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