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After 50 years, archaeology dig begins in Nangarhar

After 50 years, archaeology dig begins in Nangarhar

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Oct 25, 2018 - 23:27

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): After almost 50 years, digging work was formally launched at historic sites in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday by Acting Information and Culture Minister Rasoul Bawari.

The archaeology dig that commenced at a historic site in Sara Rud district would be expanded to other areas of Nangarhar in future, the minister said.

Bawari said 55 years back the Nangarhar Hada area was the only historic place and research and digging for historic sites was launched once again after a huge gap.

Bawari did not reject some historic items might be stolen from the historic hill in Sara Rud district, but hoped some might be still there.

The minister called insecurity a huge challenged to protection of historic monuments and sites in the country.

But Bawari said his ministry now planned to ensure protection of historic sites in every area.

Provincial Information and Cultural Affairs Director Awrang Samim said Nangarhar was home to multiple historic sites and Seraj-ul-Emarat Orchard and Building were being rehabilitated.

He said historic monuments discovered at the Sabzabad hill should be made part of the Seraj-ul Emarat Museum where local and foreign visitors would visit.

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