NEPAL HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION PROJECT (NHDP)
NHDP documents and freely shares comprehensive records of Nepal's endangered historical and cultural monuments on its online database, Digital Archive of Nepalese Arts and Architecture (DANAM). DANAM's searchable datasets contain structured information about the monuments, including their location, history, architectural structure, and religious and social activities. It includes historical and recent photographs, maps, plans, drawings, and inscriptions. NHDP also offers the NepalHeritageApp and thematic heritage walks curated by experts from Nepal and abroad. Join us in exploring Nepal's built and intangible heritage! Discover more about Nepal's cultural heritage in DANAM through various entry-points:
DANAM -THE DATABASE
Documents of Nepal’s cultural heritage! DANAM provides structured information about hundreds of monuments, including their location, history, architecture, religious and social activities. It also contains numerous historical and recent photographs, maps, plans, and transcriptions of inscriptions.
HERITAGE FOCUS AREAS
Explore neighborhoods! Our Heritage Focus Areas are clusters of monuments with historical, social, or ritual meaning. Check out this section to see what our team has selected for you.
Join us for a heritage walk! Check out these fascinating thematic walks curated by experts. Use the NepalHeritageAPP to locate yourself on-site, and stay tuned for heritage audio walks, children's walks, and festival-related walks featuring intangible heritage.
HISTORICAL PHOTO COLLECTIONS
Immerse yourself in the past! Various collections of historical photography by Ganesh Man, Carl Pruscha Niels Gutschow, Stanislaw Klimek, Wolfgang Korn, Heimo Rau and others are integrated into the database.
MONUMENT OF THE MONTH
Discover our "Monument of the Month" highlights! Each month, we draw attention to a particularly fascinating or endangered monument. Stay informed and subscribe to this feature via Twitter to never miss an update! .
The NEPAL HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION PROJECT is a joint venture of Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Saraf Foundation. It is supported by the Arcadia Fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Arcadia is a charitable foundation that works to protect nature, preserve cultural heritage and promote open access to knowledge. Since 2002 Arcadia has awarded more than $1 billion to organizations around the world.