Two historic architecture specialists from Afghanistan recently returned to Kabul after completing a 10-week internship hosted by the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Cultural Heritage Center. Ayaz Hosham and Waris Qaimazada worked closely with architects from the U.S. National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey on a Department of State-sponsored initiative to fully record the current preservation status of two 12th century “victory towers” in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Ghazni has been designated the “Asian Capital of Islamic Civilization” for 2013 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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