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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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Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan rebuilt with light

The spectacular Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan were animated with 3D light projection technology on Sunday. The empty cavities were animated using a USD 120,000 projector, which was donated by a Chinese couple, Janson Yu and Liyan Yu. Hundreds of locals

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Bamiyan to be officially declared as SAARC Cultural Center by end of this week

Afghanistan’s historical city of Bamiyan will be officially declared as the Cultural Center of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in a ceremony on Thursday and Friday of this week. The Ministry of Information and Culture is in

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Launch of the Online Exhibition of the Bamiyan Culture Center Design Competition Entries

An online exhibition of all the submissions for the Bamiyan Culture Centre Design Competition is posted on the Bamiyan Culture Centre website for the duration of three months. Thousands of architects, engineers, designer and students dedicated weeks of work to

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Italy grants USD 1.2mn for Afghan Heritage Preservation, Development in Bamiyan

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will implement a USD 1.2mn project aimed at the conservation and development of Afghan heritage in Shar-e-Gholgholah of Bamiyan province. The grant will be provided by the Italian government. Afghan Minister for

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The impact of high cost of weddings on Afghan boys and girls

Lailuma, a 40 year old woman teaching at a government school, is yet single. Many would knock on her door to ask for her hand when she was in 12th grade. “My parents did not find it necessary to marry

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Pashtun stage play brings Pakistan, Afghanistan closer

PESHAWAR – A play about 17th-century warrior and poet Khushal Khan Khattak, which played to a full house every night in Peshawar February 4-6, has drawn the attention of the Afghan government. Kabul asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to

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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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Reminiscing the good old Afghanistan in 1960's

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan,

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Reminiscing the good old Afghanistan in 1960’s

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan,

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Minister Rahim vows to repair ancient sites in Kandahar

Visiting the southern city of Kandahar, Information and Culture Minister Makhdom Rahim vowed to repair damaged monuments. The minister, accompanied by local government officials and elders, examined historic places including Ahmad Shah Baba’s shrine and “Orange Palace” in old Kandahar

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Projects in Ghazni are 90% in progress

Ministry of Information and Culture has confirmed that reconstruction projects in Ghazni province would be completed by 2013. This comes amid concerns about the lack of preparations for Ghazni as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization. Deputy Minister 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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Afghan piano students win 3rd prize in an international competition

Two students of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) finished third in their age category at an international piano competition held in Frankfurt, Germany earlier this week. This is the first time that any Afghan piano student participated in

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Afghanistan National Museum- a reflection of culture and a symbol of hardships in recent decades

Despite the constant and successive failure of power that has kept Kabul Museum in darkness, the National Museum is not only a reflection of the lush and historic culture of Afghanistan, but also a symbol of hardships in recent decades

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Buzkashi-Afghanistan’s National Game

“bOzkashI” is one of the ancient games played in Afghanistan. The name of this game is perhaps derived from hunting mountain goats by ancient champions n horseback. On the basis of popular beliefs and legends, one could say this game

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Buzkashi-Afghanistan's National Game

“bOzkashI” is one of the ancient games played in Afghanistan. The name of this game is perhaps derived from hunting mountain goats by ancient champions n horseback. On the basis of popular beliefs and legends, one could say this game

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