Wednesday July 20, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s well-known treasuries, attributed to the Ainak Copper and Bakhtar, the famous names of the country’s rich mines, has been recently displayed in Czech Republic and South Korea, as Haroon Hakimi, MoIC’s cultural advisor and spokesman said they could introduce the country’s historical identity and diverse civilization.
The Ainak Copper relics, Hakimi went on to provide details had been repaired in the friendly Czech Republic were displayed for up to seven months, with some high ranking authorities of the republic, including Vice President and Chief of Army Staff visiting the outstanding treasury, the number of which reaches to 145. Since 2009, up to 1241 transferable and non-transferable relics have been found from the Mis-e-Ainak (Ainak Copper) area, repaired and shown in different exhibitions in the Czech Republic’s capital city, while the Bakhtar treasuries have been displayed in S. Korea, a work could highlight the Ministry of Information and Culture achievement in its way to introduce Afghanistan’s glorious historical relics.
The revenues received from the exhibition set in the Czech Republic reached to $5million, with the portion of the government would be secured based on the 19th display of Bakhtar treasury and up to 50 percent national revenues from the Ainak Copper shown relics, said Hakimi. He went on as briefing about the difference between the two historical relics and explained that Bakhtar relics which are made of gold reflect civilizations of historical periods between 2nd and 7th centuries, while Ainak Copper related treasury, which is made of other different materials also describes different civilization within the country’s history. On how many people from Afghanistan have visited the exhibition set in the Czech Republic, the spokesman said: “No one.” He said the reason behind was failure of the ministry of foreign affairs to help some Afghan high ranking officials visit that country to attend the exhibition of the Ainak Copper treasury’s relics have been shown.
Setting of the Afghan historical relics demonstrate the Afghan noble culture and history on one side and on the other, the move would secure firm cultural relations between the Afghans and other nations, said Hakimi who noted some other countries like France, Japan and England were interested to have the Afghan treasuries shown in their countries, but no agreement had so far been reached them. Such exhibitions, the MoIC’s cultural advisor said would help the Afghan National Museum staff get familiarized with the visitors from other countries and realize their reaction about what had been put in show and most importantly help them increase their experiences during the visiting process of various nations’ tourists. According to him, the Ministry of Information and Culture is working on some excavations on some historical relics, especially the work process is going on to repair some 25 accessed relics, while 1235 more relics have so far been registered with the ministry’s cultural office. The processes for registration of the remaining relics are going on, said Hakimi. Bakhtar Treasury had been exhibited in 12 countries of the world, while this is the first time the Ainak Copper Treasury is being displayed in the Czech Republic.