Category: Afghanistan

World Heritage site Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil; Kyodo News

Photo: Wakil Kohsar

It is believed that miscreants took advantage of the confusion that followed the Taliban’s takeover of area in the first half of August to loot the artifacts, according to local residents and Japanese archaeologists whose warehouse was also targeted.

Source: World Heritage site Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil

Taliban Takeover Sparks Fear For Afghanistan’s Heritage; Marine Pennetier; IB Times

Photo: Wakil Kohsar

Source: Taliban Takeover Sparks Fear For Afghanistan’s Heritage

Bamiyan 20 years on; David Tresilian; Ahram Online

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Unesco calls for Afghanistan’s heritage to be protected—but how will it seek enforcement?; Gareth Harris; The Art Newspaper

Photo: Paul Dober

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With Taliban Forces in Control, Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage Faces Renewed Threats; Hadani Ditmars; Architecture Digest

Photo: R Ferrante

UNESCO and other global NGOs are increasingly concerned about the nation’s historic patrimony…

Source: With Taliban Forces in Control, Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage Faces Renewed Threats

The daring journey to reach Afghanistan’s famous Buddhas—before they were lost; Nina Strochlic; National Geographic

Twenty years after the destruction of the ancient Bamiyan Buddhas, all that remains are empty niches—and memories.

Source: The daring journey to reach Afghanistan’s famous Buddhas—before they were lost

Historical Places to visit in Afghanistan; The Global Dispatch

Being at a crossroad for many peoples and cultures throughout ages, Afghanistan has a very rich history. From being at the centre of the Silk Road, to being at wars with the British and the invasion of the Soviets, Afghan history has been turbulent.

Source: Historical Places to visit in Afghanistan | The Global Dispatch

Tourists rush to Afghanistan’s scenic national park; Press TV

Band-e-Amir national park in central Bamiyan province offers an opportunity to Afghans to enjoy their holidays.

Source: PressTV-Tourists rush to Afghanistan’s scenic national park

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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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

Afghanistan- Minaret of Jam documentation short video revealed; MenaFM

Afghanistan – Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

Source: Afghanistan- Minaret of Jam documentation short video revealed

Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province starts tourism revival with national park; Alice Tidey; NBC

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Home to the country’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province is also progressive on women’s representation.

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He was forced to blow up the Bamiyan Buddhas. Should they be rebuilt?; Kiko Itasaka; NBC News

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Sayed Mizra Hussain faced a terrible dilemma: commit a shocking act of cultural destruction or be shot by the Taliban.

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Afghanistan: Tourism Soars At Historic Site; Hamidullah Arifi; Eurasia Review

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Officials in the historic Afghan province of Bamiyan say that domestic tourism to its famed archeological treasures and nature parks is soaring.

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This is the world’s most dangerous holiday package and it’s being run by a British grandfather!; Abhishek Mande Bhot; India.com

Afghanistan – Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

Geoff Hann organizes bus tours in the war-torn Afghanistan. This is his unbelievable story.

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Afghan historic minaret of Jam ‘in danger of collapse’; Mohammad Qazizada & Daud Qarizadah; BBC News

Afghanistan – Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

One of Afghanistan’s architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.

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In pictures: Afghanistan’s ‘safest province’; Ali M Latifi & Abasin Azarm; Al Jazeera English

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Bamiyan may not be wracked by violence, but it continues to suffer from poverty and years of underdevelopment.

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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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