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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Officials in Ghazni provincial directorate of informant and culture said Saturday that up to 10 ancient relics have been discovered, following an exaction on a water canal, BNA reported.
The relics were found, when the provincial municipality workers started excavating a water ditch to supply potable water for the residents of Bazazi of the Ghazni city, the agency quoted Bashir Mohammadi, the provincial director of information and culture.
“Two of the uncovered historical relics have been stolen and police has started investigation into the case, assuring that the objects, “would soon be found and returned.
Meanwhile, Mahbobullah Rahmani, the provincial tourism officer confirmed in an interview with the Kabul Times that the found stone-made relics which have been gunpowder pot and candlestick belonged to the Islamic era have been found, when the workers started excavating the sites for water supply.  He added the project was now stopped and a team of archeologists has been called for professionally continuing the excavation in the area.
Rahmani said the found objects have been kept safe under an assigned delegation by the provincial directorate of information and culture and would be lodged in the museum latter.
Karima Malikzada

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Ghazni (BNA) Ten historical monuments were obtained while digging of a water canal in Ghazni province.
BNA reported, Bashir Mohammadi head of Information and Cultural of Ghazni said, the monuments were found at depths of ten to eight meters.
According to Mohammadi, most of these monuments are candles and gunpowder’s and returns to the Islamic era.
He said the monuments came when Ghazni municipality staffs dug a water channel at the Bazazi area of Ghazni province.
Head of Information and Culture of Ghazni said, two stamps of these monuments have been stolen.
Police started investigation in this area and assured that it would be returned soon.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture started excavations in a historical hill in eastern Nangarhar province, BNA reported the other day.
Sabz Abad Hill is located in Jalalabad city and according to archeologists, it is part of an old city hidden beneath the wreckages, the agency further said.  Still the hill’s oldness is unclear, but MoIC’s archeologists hope they can receive more information during excavations and relics’ extraction, BNA added.  During beginning excavations in the hill, deputy minister of information and culture on cultural affairs, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari said our archeologists’ excavations in Sabz Abad Hill would last four years, adding we are decisive to gain big historical treasuries from the area, the agency sent on to say.
He added first excavations would last for two months.
Thirty villagers have been recruited for excavations in Sabz Abad historical hill.
Nangarhar head of information and culture department Awrang Samim said the relics gained from the area, would be kept in Sarajul Emarat.
Sarajul Emarat historical palace in Jalalabad city had been constructed by Amir Abdul Rahman Khan and then as a result of some tension, has been set into fire during the region of Ghazi Amanullah Khan.  This is while that Sarajul Emarat is still under repair, MoIC archeologists say the excavations in the area would probably continue for five to seven years.  This is the second round of excavations after 55 years which is taken palace in Nangarhar historical city.  55 years ago, the then government of Afghanistan had started excavations in Shutor Tepa area for the first time and to keep its unveiled relics, a museum has been built in that area.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA)   During a meeting with deputy Egyptian ambassador to Kabul, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi stressed on bolstering cultural cooperation, BNA reported on Tuesday.
According to BNA, attended by the ministry of information and culture’s advisor Dr. Muhibullah Zakeri, the meeting discussed cultural relations between the two countries.
Likewise, the two sides discussed preparing a cultural cooperation agreement and holding training workshops for the ministry’s employees, BNA added.
The agreement would soon ink between the ministry of information and culture and Egyptian representative in Kabul.
Deputy Egyptian ambassador in Kabul, Ahmad Hemam assured of his country’s continued cooperation in cultural sections.
Appreciating Egypt cooperation with Afghanistan particularly in term of culture, Acting Minister Safi pointed out that her ministry would hold a scientific seminar on Alama Sayed Jamaluddin Afghani’s works and personality in Kabul in the future.