Preservation of the Citadel, Arch, and Monumental Well of Bust
Lashkar Gar, Afghanistan
The citadel, arch, and monumental well of Bust are among the most recognizable monuments in Afghanistan and are featured on Afghani banknotes. They are part of the vast archaeological site of Lashkari Bazar, the winter capital of the Ghaznavid (10-12th century CE) and Ghurid (12-13th century CE) dynasties. The site was damaged by fighting and then occupied by refugees. The goal of the project is to conserve the citadel and the arch and to clean and restore the well of Bust, while training and involving refugees from the area.