SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is supporting the preservation and management of cultural heritage in Uzbekistan.
The Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation said Wednesday it had signed an agreement with the Samarkand Institute of Archaeology in Uzbekistan to begin a project to develop cultural and tourism resources.
In accordance with the agreement, the foundation will invest 4.4 billion won (US$3.39 million) by 2026 to establish a preservation and management center within the institute, engage in a joint excavation project at the Kiziltepa ruins and set up a database of the cultural heritage.
Since 2020, South Korea has been supporting Uzbekistan to improve the exhibitions at the Afrasiab Museum and set up a preservation lab at the State Museum of Culture History of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan’s historic city of Samarkand is located at the heart of the Silk Road that once connected a diverse stream of cultures. The city was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2001.
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