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UNESCO Rescue Archaeology Mission provides instrumental findings to set up better approach for post-disaster responses to rehabilitation of earthquake damaged heritage
Abstract:
UNESCO sponsored a multidisciplinary team, to undertake a rescue archaeology mission prior to reconstruction, between 5 October and 22 November 2015, targeting various monument zones across the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage property. The mission illustrated the role that archaeology can play in guiding post-disaster responses to reconstruction and rehabilitation of earthquake damaged heritage. Focusing on Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, the team used Ground Penetrating Radar to locate subsurface archaeology to increase understanding of the development of the heritage sites, and assessed damage to foundations through excavations, offering invaluable training for Nepalese professionals. The surveys located archaeology under pavements and excavations confirmed the presence of earlier buildings. #UNESCO #DurhamUniversity #Department of Archaeology #RobinConingham #NepalEarthquake #Archaeology
Publisher: UNESCO Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
CULTURAL PROPERTY, CULTURAL HERITAGE, CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, CULTURAL PROPERTY PROTECTION, CULTURAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION, CULTURAL PROPERTY RESTITUTION, CULTURAL COOPERATION, CULTURAL RELATIONS, EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGES, EXCHANGE OF PUBLICATIONS, INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Thematic Group:
UNESCO, (2016)
Thesaurus:
15.00.00 - Cultural Development
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