Abdul Hakim Karimizada is one of just a few artists in the city of Herat who are trained in traditional Islamic calligraphy. He recently displayed his work in an exhibition dedicated to themes of peace, love, and unity. Afghanistan hopes to register its form of calligraphy with UNESCO, but there are fears that the
Tolo News: Minaret of Jam in Ghor province has been listed among cultural heritage sites of the Islamic world by the The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, referred to as (ICESCO). The Minaret of Jam’s isolated location may have prevented the monument from intentional destruction for nearly 900 years. The minaret is believed
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 29, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Afghanistan’s radical Taliban has angrily reacted to a rare fashion show held recently in Kabul, where young girls and boys, mostly in Western clothes, took part in the ramp walk. In a commentary published on its official website, the Islamist insurgent group condemned last week’s event
Ariana: Habibullah Rafi, a well-known Afghan writer and member of the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan, said he has discovered a 400-year-old book on the history of Pashtuns. He said the 600-page book was found in Germany with the cooperation of Afghans in that country. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Afghan Miniature artists have urged the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to include Afghanistan in its Persian Miniature cultural heritage listings alongside other countries in the region. This comes after UNESCO’s Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee last week listed Persian Miniature as intangible heritage of Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan
Tolo News: Archeologists have made new discoveries in fourteen sites on the Tapa-e-Narenj hill in Kabul over the past eight years, Afghan archeologists said on Wednesday. All new discoveries belong to the Buddhist era . The new discoveries include several stupas, one fireplace, 24 broken statues, two complete statues, one statue of a princess and
Times Now: Soraya Shahidy of Afghanistan is an artist in the conservative country who is breaking stereotypes with her creations. Shahidy believes she is the first-ever females tattoo artist in a country where many scholars say that tattoos are forbidden under Islam. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: As the Herat International Women’s Film Festival gets underway, a number of actors on Wednesday said the film industry in the country has been ignored by the government over the last two decades and its crucial role to influence society has not been recognized so far. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Agha Khan Development Network, in a letter to president Ghani vowed to support the afghan government in restoration of an Ancient minaret in Herat province. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman to the President, tweeted on Wednesday, that earlier President Ghani have instructed relevant government institutions to restore the minaret. The minaret is reported to have
Tolo News: Kabul Municipality, implementing an order by the first [vice] president [Amrullah Saleh], on Monday evening destroyed the Park Cinema in downtown Kabul despite opposition by artists and activists to stop the destruction of the decades-old building. Afghan Film chairperson Sahara Karimi who held a sit-in protest near the building said she was “forcibly”