Oven Ash

 Written by: Arash Nangyal

Bashir is waiting in the village ground for Zarghona to come and go with him to the castle. Zarghona arrives late and says that due to the burning of her small brother’s foot, she came late.

 They go to the castle and Lalo Mama welcomes them and takes them inside the castle, LaloMama asks them about their lateness. Zarghona replies that her small brother’s foot burned in oven ash.

 Lalo Mama says that we all should put ash in a place out of reach of children. The guests want to open a window about this issue.

Lalo Mama opens the following window.


In the window, Sabira wants to burn a fire in the oven. Her mother wants her to remove the ash from the oven and throw it in a safe place. Sabira says that the ash doesn’t have any ember and she throws it near the oven. Meanwhile, the ember of the ash causes to burn the firewood and later the fire reaches the hayloft and it burns too. Sabira regrets that why she did not accept what her mother wanted her.

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Zarghona promises that she would throw stove and oven ash in a safe place to prevent burning and other incidents.

Lalo Mama says that most people in Kabul and other places of Afghanistan use the oven and they should pay attention when removing ash from the oven.

Basir says that after hearing the name of Kabul city, he remembers the discovery of Orange Hill's ancient monuments. Lalo Mama confirms and says that they have discovered some historical monuments in Orange Hill, at Shuhada-e-Salihin in Kabul city and then Lalo Mama opens a window about Narange Tapa (Orange Hill) monuments.


In widow, the reporter of the castle talks to an archeologist, Awrang Mukhtar at the department of archeology of Afghanistan. Mukhtar says, “In 2004, the remains of an ancient building were discovered during the construction of a residential house next to the Shah Kabul shrine. Archaeologists excavated the area in the fall of that year, led by Zafar Peyman, an Afghan archaeologist living in France, which resulted in the emergence of a Buddhist temple.

As a result of 11 seasons of archeological excavations in Kabul Orange Hill, a Buddhist temple from the 5th and 6th centuries AD from the Heptalian period with works including gypsum, stucco, and clay and body sculptures of different dimensions were discovered and listed in the list of works. These monuments were registered and transferred to the National Museum.”

Lalo Mama closes this window too.