Category: Afghanistan

To adapt to a changing world, heritage conservation needs to look toward the future; Cornelius Holtorf; Conversation

Photo: James Gordon

World heritage sites play an essential role in advancing Unesco’s goals, but more foresight is needed to imagine and enable promising strategies that address the needs of future generations.

Source: To adapt to a changing world, heritage conservation needs to look toward the future

Minaret of Jam – UNESCO World Heritage Site in western Afghanistan; Azertac

Photo: Azertac

Located in the Shahrak District, Ghor Province, by the Hari River in western Afghanistan, the 65m-tall Minaret of Jam is a graceful, soaring structure, dating back to the 12th century. It is one of the few well-preserved monuments representing the exceptional artistic creativity and mastery of structural engineering of the time.

Source: Minaret of Jam – UNESCO World Heritage Site in western Afghanistan

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 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was held in Kabul on Saturday to discuss ways to protect the 900-year-old Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan’s Ghorprovince – which is on the verge of collapse due to recent flash floods.

Source: Afghanistan- Govt, UNESCO Criticized for ‘Inattention’ to Minaret of Jam

Guide to Afghanistan: The Adventures of a KL-ite (Part 10 – Living at the feet of Buddha); Zan Azlee; Fatbidin.com

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

This week is part 10 of Zan Azlee multimedia documentary, Guide To Afghanistan: The Adventures of a KL-ite, which includes video, still photos and text. As you would know, this is concurrent with the 10-part feature on The Malaysian Insider website, of which you can view part 10:

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