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Bamiyan Cultural Center to open in summer 2018

Bamiyan Cultural Center is scheduled to open in  the summer of 2018, three years after its design was approved. In February 2015, an Argentina-based team was selected from 1,010 design entries from 117 countries for designing the Bamiyan Cultural Center.

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Afghanistan participates in an arts and culture exhibition in Turkey

Afghanistan displayed its cultural and artistic compositions in a festival that is held in Turkey every year. Opuses from over 140 countries were showcased in the festival. Afghanistan has been participating in this festival for the past 11 years. According

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Exhibition of facsimile prints on Mughals Arts, Culture and Empire held in Kabul

An exhibition on the selection of facsimile prints on Mughals:Arts, Culture and Empire from the British Library collections is being held in Queen’s Palace, Babur Garden in Kabul city. This exhibition is based on an earlier exhibition of Mughal treasures

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Ghazni officially declared as the capital for Islamic Culture and Civilization

The ceremony to declare Ghazni City as the Asian Capital of Islamic Culture and Civilization began on Saturday at 10:20am and the celebration will continue for a week. Ghazni was titled the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization in 2007

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Ghazni speeding up its development schemes

Ghazni is preparing itself for next year’s ceremony when the province will be officially receiving its title as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization, which was awarded to them in 2007 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural

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Afghan female artist beats the odds to create art

Reuters-Charred bodies lie scattered against blood-stained walls and debris covers the ground. For Afghanistan, the only unusual thing in this gruesome scene is that the blood is red paint – and part of an art installation. It’s a work by

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Afghan film wins 2013 Sundance Screenwriting Award

Afghan film Wajma, directed and produced by Barmak Akram, won the 2013 Sundance Award for screenwriting in the World Cinema, Dramatic category. Wajma is the story of two lovers whose love contradicts the Afghan culture. A young man in Kabul

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Music making comeback in Afghanistan

Arab News-Music that Afghans were made to stay away from or risk being targeted by the Taliban militants are once again ringing loud. That trepidation no longer exists as strongly as it once was. This privilege, which was very much

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Celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Birthday in Kabul

The celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s birth anniversary has been a controversial subject among Islam scholars. Afghan religious scholars gathered on Thursday, which marked Hazrat Mohammad’s birth anniversary, at the Aala Haji Dar-ul-Uloom in Kabul to discuss the celebration of Prophet’s

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Coins from 1st century AD returned to Kabul Museum

As many as 215 coins of the Kushan-era in the 1st century AD were returned to Afghanistan National Museum at a ceremony attended by Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, Information and Culture Minister Syed Makhdoom Rahin, Afghan Ambassador to Britain Mohammad

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Aynak Ore Creates Dilemma for Treasure

Flanked by waves of mountains and gray desert, the road leading from the Afghan capital to the ancient ruins of Mes Aynak ends abruptly at the foot of a dusty hilltop. From that vantage point, 40 kilometers from Kabul, one

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Afghanistan’s Buddhist site preservation promised

The Afghan government has promised to preserve a historic Buddhist site at the Ainak copper project site. The grounds of Mes Aynak in Logar province are a sprawling 9,800-acre (4,000-hectare) trove of Buddhist monastery ruins, statues and tombs that sit

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Construction of Abu Raihan Al-Beruni’s mausoleum begins in Ghazni

Construction of the dome over Abu Raihan Al-Beruni’s tomb is one of the many projects planned for the year 2013. Ghazni Governor Mosa Khan Akbarzada said work on the construction of the dome has started, adding the financial cost of

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Construction of Abu Raihan Al-Beruni's mausoleum begins in Ghazni

Construction of the dome over Abu Raihan Al-Beruni’s tomb is one of the many projects planned for the year 2013. Ghazni Governor Mosa Khan Akbarzada said work on the construction of the dome has started, adding the financial cost of

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The Life and Science of Al Beruni

These days most of us seem to think that science is the sole concern of the West. During the last two hundred years or so, immense advances have been made in science and technology. This has mostly been the work

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Renovation of Jumah Mosque in Herat

Afghan traders and industrialists have joined hands together to renovate the Friday Mosque of Herat also known as Jumah Mosque. According to Herat’s prayer leader and preacher, the mosque needed a new roof and glasswork. The deputy chief of the

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Timur Shah Mausoleum officially opened in Kabul

President Hamid Karzai and His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan opened the restored mausoleum of Timur Shah on Friday. Timur Shah was the first to make Kabul the capital of a unified kingdom. He died in 1793, but it was

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Hope for peace- poem by young Afghan poetess Sajia Alaha Ahrar

آرزوی صلح در جهان   آرزو دارم که دایـم صلح باشـد در جـهان با لب پرخنده بینم هر طرف طفل و جوان   آرزو دارم به انـسان زندگی ای با هـمی فرق رنگ و ملت و لسان نباشد در میان

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“More than 1000 historical monuments are endangered in Afghanistan”

Afghanistan’s minister of information and culture criticized the world community’s approach in relation to the tourism industry of Afghanistan and said their views on this particular industry are not persuasive. Minister Sayed Makhdoom Raheen told in a conference on Wednesday

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National Museum of Afghanistan

The National Museum of Afghanistan, also known as the Kabul Museum, is situated in the center of Kabul City. It was built during the reign of King Amanullah Khan in 1922. The collections dated back to several millennia and were

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