Experts are concerned about the state of the National Museum in Kabul and the objects included in the World Heritage List.
UNESCO has called for the protection and preservation of Afghanistan’s cultural heritage, warning that damage to it could negatively affect the achievement of lasting peace.
“Afghanistan is home to a wide range of rich and diverse heritage, which is an integral part of the Afghan history and identity, is of great importance for all mankind, and must be preserved,” the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural agency said in a statement.
Experts are concerned about the state of the National Museum in Kabul and objects included in the World Heritage List, including the minaret and archaeological materials of Jama, as well as the cultural landscape and archaeological materials of the Bamiyan Valley.
Twenty years ago, the Taliban blew up two huge statues of Buddha carved in the rock, which had been standing in niches in the mountains of the Bamiyan Valley for centuries.