The survey of Varanasi’s Gyanvapi Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in its ninth day today. A team from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been deployed for the survey. The ASI team is utilizing various tools and technologies, including the use of different machines, to meticulously document the historical structures and features of the mosque area. Three-dimensional mapping of different sections is also being conducted to create accurate records based on the prepared maps. Strict security arrangements have been put in place for the survey.
The ASI team commenced the survey at the Gyanvapi Mosque, capturing photographs and videos of various locations on Thursday. Additionally, modern machinery has been employed to take precise measurements of different parts of the site. The ASI team has been engaged in scientific investigations from 8 AM to 5 PM, spanning almost seven hours, focusing on the accuracy of their examination.
Around 8 AM on Thursday, a team of 40 members from the ASI arrived at the Gyanvapi Mosque and began their work. The survey continued until 5 PM, with a lunch break from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. The team’s primary focus has been to assess the architectural details, artworks, and other cultural aspects present in the mosque area.
The survey is aimed at capturing and preserving the rich historical and cultural heritage of the Gyanvapi Mosque. The ASI team is employing advanced techniques and equipment to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the site’s significance and to update records for further research and conservation efforts.