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MoIC inaugurates new round of archeological excavations in Mes-e-Aynak

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MoIC inaugurates new round of archeological excavations in Mes-e-Aynak
KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) inaugurated tenth round of archeological excavations in Mes-e-Aynak archeological site here yesterday, BNA reported.
The event was also attended by deputy ministers of higher education and interior, Logar governor and a number ofMoIC directors. Addressing the inauguration event in Mes-e-Aynak, acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister of cultural affairs Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari said the archaeological site was reach of the precious relics and that housing stupas, coins, stone and clay made sculptures and temples related to Buddhist, Zoroaster and Kushanid periods.
“There are movable, immovable relics and residential houses existed in Mes-e-Aynak archaeological site. Around 600 of precious artefacts were already transferred to the National Museum of Afghanistan,” Bawari added.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture went on saying that archeological sites were existed beside copper mine in Mes-e-Aynak area, adding there would be no mine extractions till end of the archeological excavations in the area.
He also said a local museum to be built in Mohammad Agha district of Logar Province.
Meanwhile deputy minister of higher education said faculties of archaeology and mines to be established with Logar University.
Deputy Minister of Public Protection Force of the Ministry of Interior Abdul Razaq Amiri assured full security to the archeological site.