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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 cialis refractory views on this particular industry are not persuasive. Minister Sayed Makhdoom Raheen told in a conference on Wednesday

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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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Stupa of Takht-e Rostam

Atlas Obscura : http://atlasobscura.com/place/stupa-takhte-rostam There are places in the world so strongly devoted to a particular religion that it is incredibly hard to believe that they have been shaped by any other faith. Afghanistan is one of those places, a

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Monuments in Herat are at Risk

Officials of Herat Directorate for the preservation of historic sites have expressed cialis cost their concerns about the digging and excavations  done arbitrarily by historical sites mafia. They said that a number of residents in Herat’s districts, who face economic challenges and

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Delay in reconstruction of historic sites in Ghazni

Local authorities find the completion of reconstruction of Ghazni’s historic monuments impossible. The province’s head of Information and Culture links the incompletion of the project to the delay in the beginning of the work. While Minister of Information and Culture

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Restoration Work Began on a Number of Historical Sites in Ghazni

Minister of Information and Culture Sayed Makhdoom Raheen inaugurated the restoration work of 5 historical sites in Ghazni province. The restoration is an important step for the province’s preparations for the 2013 festival, said Minister Raheen. Mr. Raheed emphasized that

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Stolen artifacts returned to Afghanistan’s museum

The British Museum has assisted in returning 843 artifacts to Afghanistan’s national museum that were looted during the Civil War. The items include examples of the Begram Ivories, seen at the British Museum’s Afghanistan 2011 exhibition, and an important sculpture

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Afghans Dining Etiquette

There are many differences between Afghan and Western dining etiquette.  One should always remove shoes at the door when visiting a home. When dining at someone’s home, guests will be seated on the floor, usually on cushions.  Guests should wait for

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Afghanistan's Traditional Dance-Attan

Attan is a traditional Afghan dance; It’s origin lies in the Afghan Pashtoon tribes pagan yester-years and usually involved men performing a ritual dance. This was later modified into a Muslim dance of soldiers to allow the dancers to get

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Afghanistan’s Traditional Dance-Attan

Attan is a traditional Afghan dance; It’s origin lies in the Afghan Pashtoon tribes pagan yester-years and usually involved men performing a ritual dance. This was later modified into a Muslim dance of soldiers to allow the dancers to get

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Khaled Hosseini- Afghan Novelist

  Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. His father was a diplomat with the Afghan Foreign Ministry and his mother taught Farsi and History at a large high school in Kabul. In 1976, the Afghan Foreign Ministry

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Afghan Superstitions

A magpie is sitting on the wall, some message might come to us. Cover your bald head or else it may start raining. 🙂 Don’t beat against the Sandali, it might rain. (Sandali is a popular means of keeping families

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Legendary Musician Hamahang Dies

The legendary Afghan musician Abdul Mohammad Hamahang , 75, passed away Wednesday night in Kabul as a result of a heart attack. Hamahang was born in Kabul in 1936 and started signing at the age of 11 with music scholars

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Khalilullah Khalili- the last of the classical Persian poets

Khalilullah Khalili , born in 1907 in Kabul province, was Afghanistan’s foremost 20th century poet as well as noted historian and university professor. He was one of the pioneers in introducing modern Persian poetry and Nimai style to Afghanistan. He

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UNESCO calls for the preservation of the historic sites in Logar

UNESCO expressed its deep concern with regard to the destruction of historic sites in Afghanistan. UNISCO officials declared that the historic sites discovered in Mis Ainak of Logar have been destroyed and continue to be destroyed, as the extraction of

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Blue Blood Mirage – On the Other Side of Illusion

Afghan author Nasrat Esmaty has just released a novel called “Blue Blood Mirage – On the Other Side of Illusion”, which is based on a true story and revolves around the life of Faryal Sitam, a returning Afghan, and her

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Rabia Balkhi-The female pioneer in the New Persian Poetry

Known for her beauty and for being the female pioneer in the New Persian Poetry, Rabia Balkhi was born in a royal family and was a native of Balkh in Khorasan (which is now in Afghanistan). Her father, Ka’b al-Quzdari,

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Ainak Copper Mine– Extracting for Wealth while Preserving the Heritage

Dr.Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture while talking at the conference of preservation of cultural heritage of Ainak Copper Mine asked the friendly countries to assist the ministry for delivery of cultural heritages and ancient relics to a

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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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Ghazni far from ready to serve as Islamic civilization capital

The Meshrano Jirgaon Sunday said southern Ghazni province would not be ready as the Asian capital of Islamic civilization by 2013 due to delays in preparatory work and urged relevant authorities to brief the house on the subject next week.

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Reliance on aid seen as challenge to media

A lack of financial resources and subsequent reliance on foreign assistance have a negative impact on activities of media outlets and civil society groups in the country, participants of a discussion said on Thursday. This week’s radio and TV programme,

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Copper extraction from Ainak mine to start next year

The process of digging historic relics at eight sites around the world’s largest copper mine in central Logar province is nearing completion and extraction work would be launched next year, a minister said on Monday. Discovered in 1974, the Ainak

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Some Afghan Proverbs

Afghans and Proverbs—quite a combo! Proverbs express the vibrant culture of the people. Afghans are extreme fond of proverbs that deal with friendships, hospitality and the homespun wisdom of family life. Below are some proverbs that Wad Sam would like

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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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When Afghanistan was in Vogue

How one American woman brought about social change in Kabul with a little help from Vogue   Pattie Boyd on the cover of Vogue’s December 1969 issue; A Vogue Pattern from the 1960’s. Given the amount of images and headlines

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