American woman, 87, has made conserving Afghanistan's heritage a lifelong passion

December 15, 2014 6:15 AM

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American woman, 87, has made conserving Afghanistan's heritage a lifelong passion

In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo, Nancy Hatch Dupree, 87, listens during an interview with The Associated Press at the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University. Dupree fell in love with Afghanistan on her first visit in 1962, and embarked on a lifelong mission to preserve the rich cultural heritage of an ancient land scarred by modern wars. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) (The Associated Press)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo, Nancy Hatch Dupree, 87, talks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University. Dupree heads one of the foremost research centers on Afghanistan's cultural heritage, which stretches back thousands of years - well before ...

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