Before and After Photos of Historic Monuments Ruined in Nepal Quake

Aleksander Chan · 04/28/15 01:37PM

The death toll in Nepal from last weekend’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake has exceeded 4,000 people, a number expected to rise as local authorities continue to comb through the remote regions surrounding the country’s capital of Kathmandu. But also lost in the indiscriminate destructive powers of the quake were irreplaceable pieces of Nepal’s cultural history, some dating back several centuries.