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HERITAGE MONUMENTS NEWS

Karnataka: 3D mapping of 844 state-protected monuments to begin soon

December 08, 2019 4:37 pm

Claimed to be a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, the department will make the information available on its official website.

World Heritage Week 2019 begins today: Everything you need to know

November 19, 2019 2:11 pm

The heritage sites celebrating the week include Qutub Minar, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Delhi Red Fort, Delhi Darwaza, Bhadra Gate among others.

Know Your Monument: The resilience of Qutub Minar

November 12, 2019 11:08 am

In the twelfth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the Qutub complex, which presents an amalgamation of several architectural styles in India-Persian, Arabic and Indian-that later came to be known as Indo-Saracenic. The famed Qutub Minar itself has braved natural calamities and disastrous preservation efforts to continue as one of India's most identifiable monuments.

Know Your Monument: Mysore Palace, a history of freak accidents and multiple rebuilds

May 29, 2019 8:00 am

The city of Mysuru got its name from the slaying of the mythical demon Mahishasura by Durga’s incarnation, Chamundeshwari Devi. Numerous secret tunnels are said to exist in the palace cellar, leading to Srirangapatnam (Tipu Sultan’s summer palace) and other palaces.

Assam’s colonial police stations are getting restored more than a century after they were built

May 11, 2019 1:35 pm

Almost eight decades after a band of freedom fighters died trying to hoist the Tricolour in three police stations in Assam, the colonial heritage structures — the oldest built in 1902 — are being restored by the government.

In Assam, a multi-crore renovation converts a colonial bungalow into a heritage centre

May 02, 2018 9:19 pm

Long ago, the military base for the Ahoms of Assam, and today, a heritage centre celebrating the Brahmaputra. The story of a 19th century bungalow, strategically placed atop a hillock in Guwahati’s Pan Bazaar, in its new avatar.

Move to protect Assam's heritage: 24 archaeological sites identified

April 18, 2018 4:05 pm

With 24 heritage sites identified for protection, Assam’s Directorate of Archaeology opens a new chapter on the state's rich history

Hardlook: Sunder Nursery, lost and found

June 25, 2018 4:55 pm

Six monuments from the 16th Century, in ruins and away from the capital’s eyes, have been restored and opened to the public — thanks to archival photos, Uzbek artisans, and some jaggery. Somya Lakhani tours Sunder Nursery to understand how it was done.

CBSE asks schools to start ‘adopt a monument’ project

July 22, 2014 3:15 pm

Various activities will be held to ensure that students know about the historical importance of monuments.

As Badals took heritage road to polls,urban bodies coughed up crores

February 21, 2012 2:54 am

Punjab’s urban development authorities in the last two years had footed bills worth crores of rupees for a rather unusual cause,heritage monuments in villages.