Future Work

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The drawings and photographs of the towers will be archived with Kabul University's Department of Architecture, and the U.S. National Park Service's Heritage Documentation Programs. This documentation will lay the foundation for future conservation and preservation of the towers and also support efforts to mitigate adverse conditions.

Public outreach is also crucial to raise awareness about the importance of the cultural heritage of Ghazni and the need for its protection. A Fall 2013 trilingual exhibition at the Timur Shah Mausoleum in Kabul featured historic images and illustrations, along with copies of the scaled drawings and documentary photography of the towers. In two months the exhibit received over 2,000 visitors. The exhibit was then displayed at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali (also known as the "Blue Mosque") in Mazar-i-Sharif in April 2014 and at the Babur Garden in Kabul from December 2014 to March 2015. A series of children's booklets highlighting the monuments at Ghazni were also distributed to primary schools and museums throughout Ghazni province in 2012.

Through meetings with heritage professionals in Afghanistan during the course of the project, it is clear that the people of Afghanistan desire to preserve their cultural heritage, and their hope is that this project will promote greater preservation awareness of not only the "Towers of Victory" but also of the many cultural sites throughout Afghanistan.

Hand drawings of the Ghazni Towers South Elevation and Panel Elevation. Below: Close up of Ghazni Tower. The inscription is divided into 8 panels, essentially wrapping around the monumentAbove: Hand drawings of the Ghazni Towers South Elevation and Panel Elevation. Below: Close up of Ghazni Tower.
The inscription is divided into 8 panels, essentially wrapping around the monument (see gray box).