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Major archeology project announced for Bala Hissar Citadel

26 March 2021

The International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas has announced a joint project with the Afghan government and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) for research and the construction of a vast archeological park at the site of Bala Hissar Citadel in Kabul. "Interventions at Bala Hissar Citadel will ensure that one of the most significant historic sites in the country will be protected for posterity," said Ajmal Maiwandi, CEO of AKTC Afghanistan. The Kabul Bala Hissar is on more than 230 acres of land and has 22 towers.