News about Digital Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and events in Nepal

1 week ago
The Newa Architecture & building technology: Indigenous knowledge for earthquake resistance

A look at original centuries old Newari architecture and how it was earthquake resistant.

"All in all, we may conclude that despite the use of brick and mud mortar, Newa traditional builder in the ... See more

Disclaimer: The following article is written by Professor Sudarshan Raj Tiwari, Department of Architecture, IOE(TU). The article is very informative that I could not stop re-blogging it to my blog…

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3 weeks ago
Photos from Digital Archaeology Foundation's post

It is with sadness but also with celebration of her life that we have learned Mary Slusser (1918-2017) has passed away.

Mary was the author, historian and researcher who published such ground ... See more

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1 month ago
Righting reconstruction gone wrong | Nepali Times Buzz | Nepali Times

Nepals heritage construction gone wrong

http://nepalitimes.com/article/Nepali-Times-Buzz/righting-heritage-%20reconstruction-gone-wrong,3670

Kathmandu’s youth have taken the lead in lobbying for more sensitive restoration of heritage sites destroyed in the 2015 earthquake

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1 month ago
अब यस्तो कहिल्यै नहोस्

Before and after 1990 bc earthquake, missing heritage in Kathmandu valley, for more detail follow the link
http://nepal.ekantipur.com/news/2017-02-16/20170216184129.html

उपत्यकाका तीन दरबार स्क्वायर वसन्तपुर, भक्तपुर अनि पाटनकै रूप र बनोट ... See more

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1 month ago
Kathmandu: Political storm stalls Kasthamandap restoration plan

Kathmandu's oldest building, Kasthamandap rebuild stalled... again.

"Locals want it restored, but they are worried that Nepali law will mean the project will go to the lowest bidder, and result in ... See more

A political storm has stalled the rebuild of Kathmandu's oldest building, Kasthamandap.

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2 months ago
The tussle for Kasthamandap

Kasthamandap has its reconstruction halted yet again.

Incredible chain of events leading to the first public building in Kathmandu still not one brick or wooden beam closer to reconstruction. ... See more

At their small office overlooking Kasthamandap, a group of young volunteers for the Campaign to Rebuild Kasthamandap are huddled in a circle, discussing the flurry of events that have taken place at ... See more

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8 months ago
Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

Ancient idols of archeological importance have been smuggled from Nepal before being sold in the international market.

The theft of idols ... See more

A research has shown that renowned museums and affluent people do attach great importance to collecting, selling and transacting rare goods of archeological importance.

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8 months ago
Timeline Photos

Destruction of ancient heritage buildings for road widening.
The year if off to a bad start for Nepals heritage as an old 17th century resthouse is torn down in Panauti to make room for a bigger ... See more

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9 months ago
Photos from Digital Archaeology Foundation's post

A glimpse at a phase 2 digital reconstruction project in Bhaktapur.

This is the Golden Gate in Bhaktapur. Often highlighted as Nepal's greatest artwork.

Late in 2015 we did a phase one 3D ... See more

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10 months ago
3D Models of Nepal's Temples

A collection of videos and 3D walkthroughs showing real 3D reconstruction models of Nepal's temples from our digital preservation work in ... See more

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