Archaeology and Conservation of Bala Hissar Citadel

Kabul, Afghanistan

Amount $ 2 559 119

Years 2021 - 2024

Operator Aga Khan Trust for Culture - Afghanistan in cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan and the Délégation Archéologique Française au Afghanistan DAFA

Type of grant Call for projects

(c) Aga Khan Cultural Services
(c) Aga Khan Cultural Services

The ancient citadel of Bala Hissar, dating back to antiquity and towering over Kabul, was an active military site until presidential decree recognized its unique heritage value in 2018. Conflict and neglect left the site in a fragile state. The goal of this project is to create an archaeological park at the citadel. Archaeological investigations and documentation, stabilization of the archaeological remains, as well as setting up educational facilities and a heritage trail, will allow this remarkable site to open for the people of Kabul to enjoy.