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MoIC starts excavations in Nangarhar’s historical hill

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JALALABAD CITY: Ministry of Information and Culture started excavations in a historical hill in eastern Nangarhar province, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported the other day.
Sabz Abad Hill is located in Jalalabad city and according to archeologists, it is part of an old city hidden beneath the wreckages, the agency further said. Still the hill’s oldness is unclear, but MoIC’s archeologists hope they can receive more information during excavations and relics’ extraction, BNA added. During beginning excavations in the hill, deputy minister of information and culture on cultural affairs, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari said our archeologists’ excavations in Sabz Abad Hill would last for years, adding we are decisive to gain big historical treasuries from the area, the agency went on to say.
He added first excavations would last for two months.
Thirty villagers have been recruited for excavations in Sabz Abad historical hill.
Nangarhar head of information and culture department Awrang Samim said the relics gained from the area, would be kept in Sarajul Emarat.
Sarajul Emarat historical palace in Jalalabad city had been constructed by Amir Abdul Rahman Khan and then as a result of some tension, has been set into fire during the reign of Ghazi Amanullah Khan. This is while that Sarajul Emarat is still under repair. MoIC archeologists say the excavations in the area would probably continue for five to seven years. This is the second round of excavations after 55 years which is taken place in Nangarhar historical city. 55 years ago, the then government of Afghanistan had started excavations in Shutor Tepa area for the first time and to keep its unvieled relics, a museum has been built in that area.
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