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.
Dr. Donny George, the former General Director of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, who did so much to defend its collections in the wake of the ouster of Saddam Hussein, died while visiting Toronto on March 11.
In response to the recent reports on the situation in Egypt the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) released a joint statement.
From February 2nd to 8th over 10,000 votes were cast online in the AIA's first ever Excavation Outreach Contest.
As you know, we face a tough fight this year to defend federal funding for the humanities. With budget cuts to the NEH looming, it is imperative that Congress hear from humanities advocates now.
In advance of the Institute's 2015 Working Conference for Educators: Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education the AIA is soliciting a series of one-page descriptions of existing archaeological outreach and education programs.
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
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