Poor security and neglect mean that local sites risk being lost forever.Officials in the eastern Afghan province of Badghis are warning that priceless archaeological treasures face destruction without urgent steps being taken to preserve them.
Locals say that the scenery and archaeological treasures of the north-western province could match those of Bamiyan, a famous site for domestic and even international tourism.
(See Tourism Soars at Historic Afghan Site).
“At least 60 historical sites and tourist attractions have been identified and registered in this province,” said Sayed Ariz Shaida, acting director of Badghis’s department of information and culture, adding that some had been listed …read more
Source:: Institute for War & Peace Reporting