Archeologists have made new discoveries in fourteen sites on the Tapa-e-Narenj hill in Kabul over the past eight years, Afghan archeologists said on Wednesday.
All new discoveries belong to the Buddhist era .
The new discoveries include several stupas, one fireplace, 24 broken statues, two complete statues, one statue of a princess and one statue of a prince.
“All Buddhist temples were built on the hilltop which has a very beautiful view. In the past, the caravans passed through the same route and they were able to see all of them,” said Wahid Rahimi, an archeologist.
“The recent discoveries and extractions--which took place in several sites---some of them were carried by the Institute of Archeology, but some of them were carried out jointly by the archeological institutions,” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, an archeologist.
“Fire worship in Buddhism is rooted in Zoroastrian, until the emergence of Islam, fire worship continued from one generation to another,” said Ketab Khan Hafizi, a researcher in Buddhism.