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Nepal's heritage sites still in ruins a year after quake

A worker cleans a shrine at Changu Narayan, the first heritage site to be repaired following Nepal’s killer earthquake which toppled numerous architectural masterpieces. (Photo by Denis Gray)

KATHMANDU VALLEY, Nepal -- Deftly handling tiny chisels and swabs of cloth, a dozen village women painstakingly chip away the crust and grime of centuries, restoring to life images of Brahma, Vishnu and other Hindu deities that grace an architectural masterwork.

     The skilled workers are putting the finishing touches to a shrine at Changu Narayan, a holy site becoming doubly renown: It is Nepal's oldest Hindu temple and the first of numerous artistic treasures to be resurrected following the April 25, 2015 killer earthquake.

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