Archive for the ‘Cultural Heritage’ Category

Eid Mubarak – We wish you and your family a happy and blessed Eid!

October 15, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Eid Mubarak – We wish you and your family a happy and blessed Eid!

August 8, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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July 19, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

Yesterday construction started on a road from Pul-e-Sokhta to the Darulaman area in the sixth precinct of Kabul. The project will cost $11 million and will be funded by Turkey. It is expected to be completed in 10 months. – Ariana News South Korea signed an agreement with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation […]

July 19, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage, Reconstruction and Development

Hundreds of historical artifacts returned to Afghanistan

Earlier this week, it was announced that more than 800 items that were stolen and smuggled out of Afghanistan has been returned, with the help of the British Museum. The rare artifacts include a sculpture of Buddha, ivories dating back to the 1st century BC, as well as bronze age carvings, and Islamic coins. The […]

July 21, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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New building to be built in Baghlan and renovations begin in Ghazni

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported today that the foundation stone of a new building for Baghlan University was laid down in Pul-e Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province. The new building will be 2 stories high, and will have both administrative and teaching sections. Once the building is completed, the issue of classroom shortage […]

July 15, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage, Education, Reconstruction and Development

Bala Hisar Fort reconstruction survey begins; New park to be built in Kabul

  Hamidullah Sarwary, the Director of Information and Culture, told Pajhwok Afghan News, that a reconstruction survey of the old Bala Hisar Fort in southern Ghazni province is currently underway. A project to restore the Fort will begin shortly after the survey is completed, and the millions it is expected to cost is being paid […]

August 7, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage, Environmental Issues, Reconstruction and Development

Afghanistan’s National Museum To Be Expanded

In an effort to preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage, yesterday, in a ceremony held in the Nuristani room at the National Museum of Afghanistan, the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl W. Eikenberry, pledged $5 million to support the planning, designing and constructing of a new museum building. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture, headed by […]

March 16, 2011 · admin · One Comment
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Ancient Buddha Statue Found In Bamiyan Province

Afghan media reported today that a team lead by Afghan archeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi have found an 18 meter (59.1 foot) long statue of Buddha in Afghanistan’s central province of Bamiyan.  In addition to that, Afghan officials say that a pot, two ancient coins and 3 other small statues were found.  These monuments are estimated to […]

June 29, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage