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UCH MONUMENT COMPLEX

UCH MONUMENT COMPLEX
Uch, Pakistan
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BACKGROUND

The ancient city of Uch, located west of Lahore on the edge of the Cholistan Desert, was one of several metropolises founded by Alexander the Great on his crusade through Central Asia in the late 4th century B.C. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The complex was crumbling at the end of the 20th century due to humidity, wind and sand erosion, and salt infiltration. Though the mausoleums were listed on Pakistan’s register of national monuments, they had in fact been damaged further by previous repair efforts, which relied heavily on inappropriate materials, such as cement. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The territory of Uch—city of Alexander the Great, capital of the Delhi Sultanate, medieval bastion of Islamic culture and learning—now attracts thousands of visitors and religious worshippers to its 15th and 16th century mausoleums. (...)