2 Giant Buddhas Survived 1,500 Years. Fragments, Graffiti and a Hologram Remain; Rod Nordland; NY Times

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AFGHANISTAN In addition to lives and education, Taliban wiping out Afghanistan’s artistic heritage; AsiaNews

Every year thousands of artefacts are stolen from tombs and museums, resold in the West and, increasingly, in the Gulf as “unprovenanced” works. Two days ago, one of Ghaznain Fort’s ancient towers collapsed. Seized by the Taliban, the Minaret of Jam could end up like the Bamiyan Buddhas.

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Cultural Preservation Paves The Way To Peace In Afghanistan; Morwari Zafar; Gandhara

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After Centuries Of Neglect, Afghanistan’s Historic Minaret Under Threat From Taliban; Frud Bezhan & Qadir Ghafori; RFERL

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Safeguarding of World Heritage site of the Minaret of Jam; Maria Rita Acetoso; Unesco

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18 killed as Taleban strike near historic Afghan minaret, South Asia; AFP

Taleban fighters have stormed several security posts providing protection to Afghanistan’s historic minaret of Jam, cutting access to the Unesco World Heritage Site and…

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Afghanistan- Govt, UNESCO Criticized for ‘Inattention’ to Minaret of Jam; MenaFN

A special meeting attended by officials from Ministry of Information and Culture and representatives of…

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Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem; AFP

Deadly floods sweeping Afghanistan have put the celebrated minaret of Jam — one of the country’s most revered cultural, architectural and…

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Earthen Heritage Conservation: A Perspective from Afghanistan; Sajjad Sharifi & Angela Escobar; The Iris

Urban planner Sajjad Sharifi on his work for UNESCO in Kabul and challenges to conserving the local earthen architecture…

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Despite their looting, Houthis cannot erase a legacy of civilisation; The National

Attempts to destroy Yemeni culture and history will ultimately fail…

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