Department of Archaeology (Nepal)

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Department of Archaeology
पुरातत्व विभाग
Agency overview
FormedDecember 31, 1998 (1998-12-31)
Preceding agency
  • Department of Civil Aviation
Jurisdiction   Nepal
HeadquartersRamshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal
Minister responsible
  • Jitendra Narayan Dev, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Agency executive
  • Bhesh Narayan Dahal, Director General
Parent agencyMinistry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal
Websitehttp://www.doa.gov.np

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.[1][2] 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.

History[edit]

The Department of Archaeology has served under changing ministries since its establishment in 1953:[3]

Date Ministry Served
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HERITAGE WATCH: Archaeology Dept archiving pearls of great price | Metro | :: The Kathmandu Post ::". Ekantipur.com. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Department of Archaeology Homepage". Doa.gov.np. Retrieved 2015-07-09.