Media coverage of the AIA Spring Gala
I've just returned from Afghanistan but I wanted to write one final blog regarding the burning of the Koran by the Florida minister last month.
I've combined my last two days in Afghanistan into a single entry. Friday, we left Ghazni by helicopter for Kabul. Saturday, I had a meeting with Dr. Ashraf Ghani.
Thursday's events fell into three groups. In the morning we attended the opening of a girls' school in Ghazni that had been funded by the U.S. Embassy and implemented by the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in conjunction with the Ghazi Department of Women's Affairs.
Today was devoted exclusively to a tour of the ancient monuments of Ghazni, which stretch from perhaps as early as the Achaemenid or Persian period to the Timurid period in the early 16th century.
Early this morning we boarded a military helicopter and flew to Ghazni, nearly 150 km to the southwest of Kabul.
My second full day in Kabul featured two highlights: a visit to the Kabul Archaeological Museum and a lecture at Kabul University.
C. Brian Rose, former President of the Archaeological Institute of America, shares his observations about Afghanistan during his current trip.