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Buddhist stupa renovated in Afghanistan

Buddhist stupa renovated in Afghanistan

Kabul, Nov 14 (UNI) The Afghan government has announced the completion of restoration work a historic Buddhist stupa in the central province of Parwan.
The 1,850 years old stupa is one of the cultural heritages in Afghanistan’s central region and has the potential of attracting thousands of tourists in the future.
During their researches, archeologists have discovered dozens of relics dating back to the Kushans and the Kanishka eras.
The 33-meter high stupa is located in the southern part of the Hindukush mountain range in the southern part of Charikar city, the center of Parwan province.
As per a report by Tolonews the Buddhist stupa dates back to the time when Bagram was the summer residence of the Kushan Empire during the reign of Kanishka.
During their research, archeologists also discovered a temple that is 20 meters away from the stupa.
Regarding the temple an official of Parwan Information and Culture Directorate Abdul Ghafar Raufi said "this room, there were four statues. Three of the statues are big and there is one small statue. So far only their legs have been discovered,".
The stupa is yet to open for visitors.
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