RESTORING AFGHANISTAN’S CULTURAL HERITAGE – TAASA Review June 2016
St John Simpson T he massive destruction of Afghan cultural heritage over the past decades, whether through iconoclasm or looting of museums and archaeological sites, is well known (Van Kriekens-Pieters 2006).
It is right to condemn, yet more difficult to apply the lessons learnt and build constructive solutions.
This article sets out some of the successful initiatives taken in Afghanistan and shows how close collaboration is essential. One of the `Begram ivories’ returned to Kabul in 2012...