PESHAWAR - US Consul General Marie Richards on Monday paid tributes to Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage at the inauguration of a photo exhibition highlighting the historic sites restored through the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. The exhibition, hosted by the Peshawar Museum, is open to the public through Friday. “These photographs reflect the ancient and historic beauty of some of Pakistan’s most famous cultural sites. They also bear witness to a collaborative efforts between the United States and Pakistan to preserve and restore these national treasures,” the Consul General said.“The United States recognizes the importance of not only investing in livelihood, but also is fostering an appreciation for the value of Pakistan’s unique cultural heritage among its next generation.  This week, the halls of this museum will host scores of students - some of them will be coming face to face with these iconic sites for the very first time. We are proud to play a role in these young people’s discovery of their wonderful patrimony,” he said. Over the past ten years, the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation has provided approximately $1.8 million in support of 17 projects across Pakistan. A number of these are located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.