US Ambassador visits Qutb Shahi Tombs to see restoration work

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Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) United States Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster on Wednesday visited the historic Qutb Shahi Tombs Complex.

Juster, along with the officials from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and Government of Telangana’s Department of Archaeology and Museums, toured the premises of the Qutb Shahi Tombs and had an opportunity to witness first hand the restoration work being carried out there.

AKTC Project Director Ratish Nanda and Department of Archaeology Director N.R. Visalatchy briefed the Ambassador on the project and the restoration works being carried out through the support of various donors, said a statement from the US Consulate.

Ambassador Juster applauded the team for their passion and dedication in preserving the Hyderabad’s rich cultural heritage and raising public awareness of it.

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In 2014, the project also received a grant from the US Department of State’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation to carry out excavation work on the site, which concluded in 2016.

–IANS

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