Road construction threatens ancient Afghan site
Published on June 30th, 2009 | by Admin0
The picturesque Cheshma-e-Shafa gorge in the northern province of Balkh is just one of several ancient sites faced with destruction by a post-Taliban push for development, they say.
This is despite laws in place to protect the country’s heritage.
Traces of ancient human habitation were discovered in 2007 at Cheshma-e-Shafa, about 30 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, says the French Archaeological Delegation in Afghanistan (DAFA).