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Asian Historical Architecture: A Photographic Survey

Edited by a number of professors and graduate students from Columbia, Yale, and the University of Virginia, this site offers thousands of photographic images of Asia's diverse architectural heritage. In total, the site contains over 6450 photos of 457 sites across seventeen countries. The geographical parameters of the site are limited to areas heavily influenced by Buddhism, Confucianism, or Hinduism. From the site's homepage, visitors can click on any one of the seventeen countries covered here, and look for various items of interest. One rather novel feature is that there are numerous clickable maps of large urban areas, which visitors can use to locate specific landscapes or other aspects of the built environment. Several highlights of the site's photographic images include those locales in Afghanistan, such as the Citadel of Heart (built on the foundations of a fort built by Alexander the Great) and the Minaret of Jam, which stands in the remote Hari Rud river valley.
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Date of Scout Publication 2003-08-08
Archived Scout Publication URL http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2003/scout-030808-re.html#4

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