Department of Archaeology (Nepal)
|Formed||December 31, 1953|
|Headquarters||Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal|
The Department of Archaeology or DOA (estd 1953) is the primary organization for the archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage under the government of Nepal. After the April 2015 Nepal earthquake and May 2015 Nepal earthquake, the Department got involved with analyzing and reconstructing the destruction of ancient buildings in Kathmandu.
The Department of Archaeology has served under changing ministries since its establishment in 1953:
|1953–1981||Ministry of Education|
|1981–1995||Ministry of Education and culture|
|1995–2000||Ministry of Youth, sports and culture|
|2000–2008||Ministry of culture, tourism and Civil Aviation|
|2008–2009||Ministry of culture and State Reconstructing|
|2009–2011||Ministry of Federal Affairs, Constituent Assembly, Parliamentary Affairs and Culture|
|since 2011||Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation|
- "HERITAGE WATCH: Archaeology Dept archiving pearls of great price | Metro | :: The Kathmandu Post". Ekantipur.com. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Department of Archaeology Homepage". Doa.gov.np. Retrieved 2015-07-09.