November 2014

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Director of the Afghan Institute of Archaeology, Mr. Abdul Qadir Temori, the Field Director Mr. Zafar Paiman,  and the Director of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan, Mrs. Anna Filigenzi, set forth the intentions for increased collaboration and cooperation.

The parties agreed to undertake specific joint projects aimed at expanding knowledge on the Afghan cultural history of the 1st millennium CE. Common actions are envisaged in order to promote field activities as well as theoretical studies, according to a flexible agenda that will be adapted to circumstances.

As a first step, a programme targeted at cross-comparison of data and mutual support for field activities (with particular regard to Tapa Sardar, Tepe Narenj and Qol-e Tut) has been established.