Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that the countries national museum based in Kabul has been reopened to visitors and people can visit the museum on daily basis.

The museum opens nearly four months after it was closed by the Taliban and its authorities after the group took over Kabul on August 15.

In the meantime, the head of Afghanistan’s national museum Fahim Rahimi said that some antiquities of the museum have been looted and were seen abroad.

Fahim Rahimi added that the antiquities were not stolen during the Taliban rule and added that they are in contact with Afghan embassies to return the antiquities to Afghanistan.

“Handing over antiquities that have been detected in historic places of Afghanistan will still be continued during the Taliban rule as well.” Said Rahimi.

Rahimi added that the museum was decided to remain closed and sealed to protect antiquities and prevent its pillage as gunmen are feared to be utilizing the names and appearance of the Taliban to do harm.

The Ministry of information and culture of the Taliban acknowledged that they are committed to preserving the cultural sites and historic antiquities and monuments of Afghanistan.

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