The Aga Khan wants to rebuild Aleppo’s Great Mosque

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Ten million euro plan: “A Hope Throughout Syria” In his hands is a white plastic model of the Aleppo Minaret, Dr. Radwan Khawatmi reminds himself the nostalgia of childhood games: “I was born a few meters from there. I was a child and always felt like a muezzin. I went to…

Hyderabad,India: Paigah tombs complex to be added to Swadesh Darshan circuit — By Serish Nanisetti on Hindu com |Talk in progress with AKTC

The Paigah tombs complex at Phisalbanda on the fringes of Hyderabad, is set to be added to the Swadesh Darshan circuit along with Qutb Shahi tombs, Raymond’s tomb, and Hayat Baqshi Begum masjid. Restoration: Some of the intricate jaali work, multi-cusped arches, and double pillars inside the open-to-sky tomb of Asman Jah Bahadur.   | Photo…

Bam Citadel to open to public after 13 years — Iran Project com

KERMAN, May 25 (MNA) – The world’s largest adobe building has only recently been finding its past glory after reconstruction of its most beautiful part which is planned to be opened to interested public. Built around 500 BC, Bam Citadel was hit by the earthquake which equally devastated City of Bam in the desert province…

Lahore Wall City: Wazir Khan Mosque rehabilitation starts — The News com Pakistan|The Project will be carried out with the cooperation of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)

LAHORE Following the rich heritage value, the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has started conservation and rehabilitation of the Wazir Khan Chowk inside the Delhi Gate. The conservation and rehabilitation will be carried out with the cooperation of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with the funding of US Ambassador’s Fund. Wazir khan Chowk…

Hyderabad, India: on the trail of the White Mughals — By William Dalrymple on Telegraph co UK|The magnificent Golconda Tombs have been whitewashed and restored by the Aga Khan Foundation

Hyderabad in southern India is home to resorted monuments and palace hotels. Ahead of his new BBC documentary, William Dalrymple tells of his love affair with the city Hyderabad has always been one of my favourite Indian cities, but until recently it was one of the most neglected. (…) Hyderabad’s Golconda Tombs, which have been…

Batashewala Mughal Garden Complex in Delhi Restored

The tomb of Mirza Muzaffar Hussain, grand-nephew of Emperor Humayun and son-in-law of Emperor Akbar, is at the center of the newly restored Batashewala complex. Photo: AKTC/Narendra_Swain Please also see: Batashewala Mughal Garden Complex Brief Delhi, 22 April 2015 – The restoration of the 11-acre “Batashewala complex” – undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for…

A new lease of life for Qutb Shahi tombs —By J. S. Ifthekhar on The Hindu com

HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, 30-03-2015: Conservation & Restoration works taken up at Qutub Shahi Tombs by the Department and Aga Khan Trust for culture in Hyderabad Tuesday. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu The contrast is striking. On one side are blackened domes with vegetal growth sprouting and on the other, lime-mortar finished graceful structures rising in the sky….