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AIA Announces New Archaeological Discovery in Kapisa

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghan Archaeologists discovered Cybele amidst loin and evidence of an altar and Palace the other day in Kapisa Province.
Evidence of altar with lions founded during the recent excavations at Khumzargar site of Kapisa province, the archaeology Institute of Afghanistan (AIA) said.
According to the official, the findings by the Archaeology Institute of Afghanistan is extremely important discovery for understanding the chronology and type of the site.
“The objects probably dated to 2nd 3rd CAD.  Archaeological excavations started in this important archaeological site after 45 years by the AIA,” the institute director Noor Agha Noori said.
Kapisa has the ruins of Kanishka’s palace and dozens of stupas and panels of scenes from the life of the Buddha as well as Jataka Stories which have to be discovered yet, the AIA added.

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