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  • Digital preservation to the rescue of Pakistan's crumbling monuments

    Cultural heritage sites in Pakistan tell a poetic tale of the history of this land, which goes well beyond its inception in 1947...

    Today, all around the globe, laser scanners are being used to create 3D models which will digitally restore monuments and artefacts to their current conditions, and make these models available to people all over the world...

  • US ‘Monuments Men’ group returns art taken after WWII

    “These paintings are just the tip of the iceberg of the hundreds of thousands of paintings and other cultural items still missing since World War II,” said Robert Edsel, the founder and chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation...

    The foundation is named after a US task force of museum directors, curators and educators who protected cultural treasures from the destruction of World War II, an achievement memorialised in the 2014 George...

  • Nepal quake: Historical monuments lost forever

    Scores of centuries-old historical monuments, including the iconic Dharahara of Kathmandu, were reduced to rubble in the massive earthquake that hit the country on Saturday afternoon...

    A few other monuments, including the Kumari Temple and the Taleju Bhawani, among others, have partially collapsed...

  • Archaeology, WCLA literally ‘fight’ over monuments control

    LAHORE: The archeology department and the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) are involved in blame-game on various issues, causing problems to both local and international tourists visiting the historical monuments in the provincial capital...

    Officials say power seems to be the bone of contention between the two entities and the provincial government needs to immediately resolve the issue in order to facilitate the tourists’...

  • Pressure builds in US to remove Confederate monuments

    The statue, named “Appomattox” for the site of the rebel surrender in 1865 after a devastating four-year conflict, is one of hundreds of similar monuments across the American South honouring the Confederate dead...

    Efforts to remove the Charlottesville and Alexandria statues are tied up in the courts and state legislature, but other Confederate monuments and symbols have been coming down as the United States confronts its complicated...

  • Removal of confederate monuments sad, says Trump

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday sided with White supremacists who oppose the removal of monuments to Confederate leaders and tweeted that the move was “sad” and “foolish...

    Anti-racism activists see such monuments as a reminder of the country’s dark past...

  • Renovated monuments attract visitors

    BAHAWALPUR: The restoration of former state’s two monuments -- the historic fountain in the heart of city and the Eidgah -- was the main source of attraction for the public during Eid holidays’ nights...

    District Coordination Officer Dr Ehtasham Anwar Mahar apprised the state minister of the monuments’ significance...

  • Majestic monuments of Lahore

    Lahore: History and Architecture of Mughal Monuments, however, is neither lyrical nor poetic...

    As copious as the number of monuments mentioned is the length of the book — spread over more than 400 pages, one ends up browsing page after page consuming information about gates, forts, tombs, mosques, gardens, hammams and havelis...

  • $100m fund launched to protect monuments in conflict areas

    The fund, announced at an Abu Dhabi conference attended by President Francois Hollande and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, will be used to create “safe havens” for endangered artefacts and to transport and restore monuments damaged by war, UAE state news agency WAM reported...

    IS fighters last year dynamited several monuments including the Baal Shamin temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, an act the...

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