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Historical artifacts go on display in Nimroz

Historical artifacts go on display in Nimroz

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Apr 27, 2017 - 17:09

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The first-ever exhibition showcasing historic objects, with some dating back to pre-Islamic era, kicked off on Thursday in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said.

The exhibition in Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz, was visited by local officials and people on the first day.

Provincial information and culture director Syed Hajid Sadat, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the aim of the exhibition was to introduce historic objects to Nimroz people, particularly school students.

He said 442 artifacts that belonged to the Timurid and Samanid empires and some to Before Christ were on the display at the show.

The objects included rock statues, various coins, jugs, rings, bracelets, needle and some weaved crafts which had been collected from different areas of Nimroz, he said.

Sadat said the artifacts had been collected from local people as a result of efforts by the Information and Culture Department.

“These objects have not been studied comprehensively so far, but our officers who collected these artifacts had also collected some information about them,” he said.

Governor Mohammad Samay said all people should cooperate with the provincial government in protecting historical monuments of Nimroz.

Abdul Latif Nahzatyar, a visitor, said: “It is a place of pleasure that we are seeing historic objects in Nimroz, we should protect them against damages.”

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