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Nepal earthquake: Ancient crafts used to rebuild damaged treasures.

When the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal a year ago it not only claimed thousands of lives but severely damaged many historic sites. Hundreds of artisans have been helping to restore Nepal’s temples and monuments. Recreating the intricate detail has helped them to connect with the generations of craftsmen who have gone before, while introducing a more modern touch. Filmmaker Oliver Wilkins went to Nepal with former British army officer Doc McKerr, who is a UK goodwill ambassador to Nepal, to see how the country is coping after the earthquake and to encourage tourists to return.