Information on heritage and historic buildings—context, background, and impacts—from the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake.


Lessons of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Disaster

Dr. Sujan Malla of Axpo Power AG provides a short report on the effects of the 7.8 Mw Earthquake of 25 April 2015 and its aftershocks, including photo documentation. When the 7.8 Mw earthquake struck on 25 April 2015 (Saturday), the author was with his family at the Safari Narayani Hotel on the bank...


Nepal’s heritage sites on shaky ground after devastating quake

United Nations News Center: Eighty per cent of the temples and historic structures in both Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Squares have been destroyed. The walls on two wings of the former Royal Palace in Kathmandu, which is now a museum, have totally disintegrated from the corners. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51065#.VXI9ulxViko


How Technology is Helping Save Nepal’s Heritage Sites

In its campaign, called “See you again, Kathmandu,” Baidu has appealed to Internet users to upload their photographs of historic sites. A small team from Skycatch, a San Francisco-based startup, flew into Kathmandu a few days ago. They’re on a mission to provide an accurate 3D model of the...


Damage Suffered by Hanuman Dhoka after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes

June 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Heritage and Historic Buildings

The report presents findings by the ICCROM-ICOMOS-Smithsonian Institute team that visited some of the interior areas of Hanuman Dhoka after the April/May 2015 earthquakes on the 26th of May 2015. The document reports the first assessment made to the stability conditions of the interior areas of Hanuman...


Nepal’s Key Historic Sites: What’s Rubble, What’s Still Standing

Sites of global cultural and religious significance are reported heavily damaged, but the shrine of Buddha’s birthplace appears unharmed. Nepal’s Historic Sites, before and after the earthquake Source: National Geographic  


Kathmandu Valley

GENERAL MAP MAP OF KEY LOCATIONS The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include: 1. Durbar Square of Hanuman Dhoka...


Camilla Favaretti to serve as curator for Heritage and Historic Buildings

Welcome to Camilla Favaretti, Ph.D. Student in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, as the curator of information on Heritage and Historic Buildings and the impact of the April 25, 2015, Nepal earthquake and aftershocks.