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CAPITAL FINDS: A 19th century snap of the Jami Masjid in Delhi, from the southeast corner. In the immediate aftermath of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, Sir John Lawrence, chief commissioner of Punjab, had to personally step in to save the masjid from demolition by East India Company forces

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January 26, 2013


CAPITAL FINDS: A 19th century snap of the Jami Masjid in Delhi, from the southeast corner. In the immediate aftermath of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, Sir John Lawrence, chief commissioner of Punjab, had to personally step in to save the masjid from demolition by East India Company forces

SOUTH POINT: View of the ruins of Vijayanagara, Hampi by Edmund David Lyon. Clicked in 1868 the snap shows the stone chariot and collapsed 'mandapas' of the Vitthala temple, overgrown with vegetation. Restoration work by ASI started here in 1883. Today, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi

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January 26, 2013


SOUTH POINT: View of the ruins of Vijayanagara, Hampi by Edmund David Lyon. Clicked in 1868 the snap shows the stone chariot and collapsed 'mandapas' of the Vitthala temple, overgrown with vegetation. Restoration work by ASI started here in 1883. Today, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi

HIDDEN TREASURE: William Henry Cornish's 19th century photograph of the Konark Sun Temple. Around 1893, Babu P C Mukherji of the ASI was deputed to take detailed drawings of the temple. While doing so he discovered that the entire plinth of the temple was buried beneath the ground

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January 26, 2013


HIDDEN TREASURE: William Henry Cornish's 19th century photograph of the Konark Sun Temple. Around 1893, Babu P C Mukherji of the ASI was deputed to take detailed drawings of the temple. While doing so he discovered that the entire plinth of the temple was buried beneath the ground

EXCAVATING PAST: Cave 26 at the Ajanta World Heritage Site, clicked by Lala Deen Dayal in 1890. This cave is especially known for the scene of the Buddha's Mahapatinirvana, which adorns an interior wall

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January 26, 2013


EXCAVATING PAST: Cave 26 at the Ajanta World Heritage Site, clicked by Lala Deen Dayal in 1890. This cave is especially known for the scene of the Buddha's Mahapatinirvana, which adorns an interior wall

HEALING TOUCH: A photograph of repair works at Sanchi Stupa I, around the year 1881. The Buddhist monuments at Sanchi were also declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO

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January 26, 2013


HEALING TOUCH: A photograph of repair works at Sanchi Stupa I, around the year 1881. The Buddhist monuments at Sanchi were also declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO

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