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JAISALMER FORT

JAISALMER FORT
Jaisalmer, India
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BACKGROUND

Built in 1156 by King Rawal Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort dominates the countryside in the far northwestern corner of Rajasthan, near the border of India and Pakistan. The magnificent complex, also known as Sonar Kila ("Golden Fort") for its gleaming golden sandstone walls and buildings, flourished on the east-west caravan route connecting India and Central Asia to the Middle East and North Africa. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 1997, WMF partnered with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) to conserve and re-build a collapsed wing of the Queen’s Palace and in 2001 began work on the courtyard of the King’s Palace. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Today, Jaisalmer Fort remains a labyrinth of residences, shops, temples, and a palace complex. Its walls surround a thriving city; its 2,000 residents make this the last living fort in India. Conservation and preservation is integral to the longevity of this medieval architectural marvel and to the lives of people who call Jaisalmer Fort home.

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IN THE MEDIA
Govt need to swiftly intervene to save Sonar Fort
The Times of India, Tuesday, January 17, 2012
India, così muore la «città d'oro»
Corriere Della Sera, Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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