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Preservation of earthen sites in remote areas: The Buddhist monastery of Ajina Tepa, Tajikistan


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Fodde, E., Watanabe, K. and Fujii, Y., 2007. Preservation of earthen sites in remote areas: The Buddhist monastery of Ajina Tepa, Tajikistan. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 9 (4), pp. 194-218.

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    Abstract

    The Buddhist monastery of Ajina Tepa is one of the most significant in Central Asia as it was fully excavated using up-to-date archaeological methods and was extensively documented. The site is a sophisticated blend of earthen architectural forms, sculptural detail and wall painting decoration, all of which are unique in the area. The site is located in south Tajikistan along the Vahsh valley, about 13 km east from the modern city of Kurgan Tybe. The aim of the paper is to give an overview of the UNESCO/Japan Trust Fund project 'Preservation of the Buddhist Monastery of Ajina Tepa, Tajikistan (Heritage of the Ancient Silk Roads)'. The paper describes the historical background, the main conservation threats, the analytical work in the selection of repair material, the preparatory work before conservation, the documentation activities, and the conservation work carried out at the site.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsFodde, E., Watanabe, K. and Fujii, Y.
    DOI10.1179/175355207X404188
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    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code12880

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