Bamiyan – Past, Present and Future: Perspectives on Archaeology in Afghanistan

Event: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

With special guest

Professor Zemaryalai Tarzi

President, the Association for the Protection of Afghan Archaeology

Former General Director of Archaeology and Preservation of the Historical Monuments of Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 4:00 pm

San Francisco, CA

Professor Tarzi directed excavations at the foot of the cliff that once housed the statues of Bamiyan. Through his excavation campaigns he unearthed several ancient Buddhist monasteries that date to the 3rd century A.D. He will share some of his finds through an illustrated lecture and offer some insights on the present state of archaeological affairs in Afghanistan.

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Produced by The Asia Foundation’s Asian American Exchange Program.

Related locations: Afghanistan