‘Bamyan-Borobudur’ photo exhibition opened at National Museum
On 2 November 2016, Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy Minister on Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat, Indonesian ambassador to Kabul and Representative and Director of UNESCO in Kabul opened the exhibition ‘Bamyan- Borobudur’ in the National Museum of Afghanistan.
Borobudur is 8th-9th century old famous Buddhist temple in Indonesia.
Addressing the ceremony held on the occasion, Dr. Kamal Sadat hinted on importance of the exhibition in revealing the history and civilization of ancient Bamyan province, adding Bamyan has been a focal point of tourists for its rich historical places since centuries.
Meanwhile Ambassador of Indonesia to Kabul called holding such exhibitions is important for boosting the mutual cultural cooperation and introducing both countries’ old civilization.
According to Mohamd Fahim Rahimi, the National Museum director, the exhibition includes 40 photos from the relics and historical sites of Bamyan of Afghanistan and Borobudur temple in Indonesia; He adds it will be opened from (2 November to 30 December 2016).
The exhibition has been initiated in close cooperation with Indonesian embassy in Kabul, as the country has recently carried out research on Bamyan’s different aspects of historical and cultural life.
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