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The Dharahara Tower tells the story of earthquakes in modern Nepal.
Built as a military watchtower by a 19th century Mukhtiyar, or prime minister, to honour a queen, the original was an amalgam of styles, both Asian and European, resembling an Islamic minaret, but with the Hindu god of destruction, Shiva, perched on top. 945 more words
Late afternoon on Sunday, a rescue team that spent much of the day carefully combing through the rubble of a five-story building in suburban Kathmandu had a breakthrough. 814 more words