Jamia Masjid Khudabad, Pakistan

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Project NameJamia Masjid Khudabad
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial79.68 GBLeica P20 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Site DescriptionThe Jamia Mosque Khudabad is situated in Khudabad, Dadu District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The mosque was built between 1700 and 1718 and was designed to showcase the wealth and power of the local governor, Mian Yar Muhammad Kalhoro. Fully decorated with fresco paintings and outstanding tile work in geometric and floral designs, the Khudabad mosque stands as a testament to what was, for a brief time, a glorious capital city. In 1768, the last Kalhoro ruler moved his capital away from Khudabad and without official support, the fifty-year old mosque was left to slowly decay. The following century saw no improvement in the Khudabad mosque’s condition. In fact, during the heavy rains of 1994-95, one of the main domes over the prayer hall collapsed. Two other large domes and nineteen smaller ones were also damaged in the monsoon rains. Some repair work was undertaken in 2009 to stabilize the structure and reconstruct the domes.
Project DescriptionIn 2015, the Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) documented the Jamia Masjid Khudabad with the support of USAID as part of the Digital Preservation of Pakistan’s Heritage project. The data provides an accurate base map to monitor deterioration of the architectural, figural, and inscriptional works of the site. This data complements existing historical documentation and conservation materials and advances the capability for planning future preservation efforts.
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Collection Date2015-08-10 to 2015-08-14
Publication Date2020-06-22
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
CollectorsLahore University of Management Sciences
Site AuthorityN/A
2020: Jamia Masjid Khudabad - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by Lahore University of Management Sciences . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/pb6n-zc53

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