Afghanistan’s fight for its cultural heritage

One of the lesser noticed side-effects of the war and violence in Afghanistan is the immeasurable loss caused to the country’s rich cultural heritage. Architectural masterpieces and museums have been bombed and looted over the years, music and television were banned by the Taliban for several years, and some of the country’s greatest talents are now living in exile.

This has not prevented some people from even risking their lives to preserve what is left and to breathe new life into the rich traditions that have been created by generations of Afghans and the traders and travellers that came here from across the Asian continent and the Mediterranean.

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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