08 FEVRIER 2017 NEWS: Delhi - Uch Sharif - Hasankeyf -
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INDE – Delhi - In what is being described as a 'remarkable chance discovery', the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered a huge cache of live rounds and explosives in an old well inside the Red Fort complex. "Five mortars and 44 live rounds were recovered from the well around 5 pm. Another 87 fired rounds were also found," an NSG official said. Though forensic and scientific analysis of the explosives are on to ascertain their nature and the period they belong to, sources said they could have been manufactured in the pre-Independence or Mugal era. The ammunition and explosive boxes were discovered in one of the wells behind the publication building.
PAKISTAN – Uch Sharif - The historic city of Uch Sharif where the culture of shrine worship took root, is located approximately 80 kilometres from the city of Bahawalpur. Uch was founded by Alexander the Great and later came under the control of the Delhi Sultanate. It was built near a place called Panjnad where all of the Indus rivers meet. Uch used to be a centre of political and cultural activities and is home to myriad of mosques and shrines. However, the government’s neglect and attention has turned this city, especially the historical tombs into ruins. Some of the most popular shrines in Uch are those of Bibi Jawindi, Baha’al-Halim and Jalaluddin Bukhari – all of which are concentrated in a compound known as Uch Sharif and are listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. While speaking to The Express Tribune, social leaders Muhammad Farooq, Kaleemullah, Ibrahim and Muhammad Ishaq said Uch Sharif is a land of religion and saints. They added the tombs of sufi saints are in a shambles due to lack of government’s attention. “The saints living in this city spread the light of Islam and education in the whole world but now there is no one to look after their tombs,” they maintained.
TURQUIE – Hasankeyf - The ancient tomb of Zeynel Bey, a 650-year-old piece of history lying near the Ilısu Lake in the Hasankeyf district of Batman province in southeastern Turkey, is being relocated due to the threat that the Ilısu Dam poses to its viability. With the project carried out in collaboration with Dutch and Turkish scientists, the historic tomb which was built as the resting place of Zeynel Bey, the son of the founder of the Aq Qoyunlu dynasty Uzun Hassan will be moved 2 kilometers away from its current location.