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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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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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AFGHANISTAN MOVES TO SALVAGE ANCIENT BUDDHIST CITY MES AYNAK — AND ITS ECONOMY

MES AYNAK, Afghanistan — It had the potential to be another Afghanistan Buddha disaster, recalling the Taliban’s destruction of two ancient statues that had stood for centuries in this country’s west: A buried Buddhist city lost to time was about

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New bridge to be built in Sar-e-Pul province

Local officials of the Sar-e-Pul province have reported about the deterioration of the province’s historical bridge called Pul-e-Khishti. The bridge was built during the reign of Sultan Mohammad Baiqara 600 years ago. Deputy Municipal Eng. Sayed Jalal Sadid said a

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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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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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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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“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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Helmandis contribute 2.7m afs to repair of palaces

by Pajhwok Report Residents of southern Helmand province contributed 2.7 million afghanis to the repair of historic Dar-ul-Aman and Taj Baik palaces in Kabul, the governor’s house said on Monday. The donation was collected from governmental officials, national traders’ association,

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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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