Nancy Hatch Dupree, a well-known American scholar on Afghanistan, has passed away at the age of 90 in Kabul.
Nancy first arrived in Afghanistan in the 1962 and has worked tirelessly to document the cultural heritage of the country.
An internationally recognized expert on the history, art, and archaeology of Afghanistan, Nancy has written 5 guidebooks for Afghanistan Tourist Organization, the guide to the National Museum and over 250 pieces on topics including the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
In 2007, she founded the Dupree Foundation to promote charitable, education and scientific endeavours among Afghans.
She also established Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, which is first place in the country where Afghan history and culture can be studied, with collection of 80,000 documents.
“I join friends in mourning the passing of Nancy Dupree, founder of the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University,” Liza Schuster, the Research Manager at the centre, wrote on Facebook.
In recognition of her efforts, Hamid Karzai as a president bestowed her with the state medal of Malalai, which is one of the highest recognition in Afghanistan.