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  1. Blue Mosque in Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan: A Shrine of Renowned Beauty

    Afghanistan is these days often associated with war and tragedy. However, it ... important cultural center for many centuries.  Afghanistan is these days often associated with war and tragedy. However, it ... to escape the many wars and conflicts that have ravaged Afghanistan in modern times. Where is the Blue Mosque and Shrine of Ali ...

    Ed Whelan - 12/12/2018 - 01:56

  2. Going Where Archaeologists Cannot, Spy Satellites Reveal Thousands of Forgotten Ancient Sites in Afghanistan

    ... using images obtained by spy and military satellites over Afghanistan. Researchers hope their findings can tell us more about ... findings, the number of known archaeological features in Afghanistan has been increased to more than 4,500. Aerial imagery of ...

    Alicia McDermott - 17/12/2017 - 13:59

  3. Nearly One Hundred 1,000-Year-Old Mysterious Manuscripts Discovered in Afghanistan

    ... destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. Bamyan Valley, Afghanistan ( public domain ) According to Russia Today , the ... the exploration of the lives of the Jewish community in Afghanistan of the time, such as how they lived, worked, and functioned as a ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 14/06/2016 - 21:52

  4. Adapting Buddhism: Ancient Disciples of Siddhartha Gautama in Afghanistan and Iran

    ... a religious center and monastery near the city of Balkh in Afghanistan. The monastery flourished between the 7th and 11th centuries AD. ... Covered ruins of Tacht-e Rostam (Nava Vihara ), Balkh, Afghanistan. (kyselak/ CC BY SA 4.0 ) An example of this legacy would be ...

    Caleb Strom - 19/05/2018 - 13:54

  5. Afghans defy the Taliban to save ancient relics

    The war in Afghanistan is a modern-day conflict, but the consequences reach into the ... sacrilegious.  The ancient archaeological remains of Afghanistan were thrust into the cruel world of battles of ever-changing aims ... dating back several millennia.  Its collection reflected Afghanistan’s rich history - located on the Silk Road trade route linking ...

    aprilholloway - 19/01/2014 - 03:30

  6. Afghan Archaeologists Battle Chinese Mining Interests in Fight to Save Ancient Buddhist Paradise

    ... Buddhist city atop a 5,000-year-old Bronze Age settlement in Afghanistan, is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in ... route linking China with the eastern Mediterranean, ancient Afghanistan was a magnet for settlers from different ethnicities and religions, ...

    aprilholloway - 03/05/2015 - 17:29

  7. The Minaret of Jam – Last Monument of the Lost City of Turquoise Mountain

    ... Hari River meets the River Jam in the Sharhrak district of Afghanistan. Standing 65 meters above the valley, it is the only surviving monument of the 12 th century Ghurid Empire, Afghanistan’s last great indigenous empire, now known as the Lost City of ...

    mrreese - 30/09/2014 - 12:17

  8. Remarkable Ancient Site in Afghanistan at Risk

    ... You can read more here . Remarkable Ancient Site in Afghanistan at Risk ...

    ancient-origins - 20/03/2013 - 06:49

  9. Could There be a Third Bamiyan Buddha, Hidden for Centuries?

    ... in the Bamiyan Valley, in the Hazarajat province of central Afghanistan. Exchanging Ideas and Trading Along the Silk Road These ... of the larger Bamiyan Buddha statue in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. Photo source: ( CC BY 2.0 ) By: Ḏḥwty ...

    dhwty - 22/11/2015 - 14:52

  10. Mahmud of Ghazni: Merciless Tyrant Obliterated Hindu Temples and Conquered Territories Through Plunder and Slaughter

    ... Ghaznavid Empire, which, at its greatest extant, ruled over Afghanistan, a large part of Transoxiana and Iran, as well as the north-western ... Ghaznawi) was the powerful ruler of the Ghaznavid Empire in Afghanistan ( Public Domain ) Rise to Power and Claiming the New ...

    dhwty - 18/06/2017 - 01:58

  11. 11 of the Most Ancient and Continually Occupied Cities in the World

    ... (Tamar Hayardeni/ CC BY 3.0 ) Balkh, Afghanistan Balkh was an ancient city and center of Buddhism, Sufism, and Zoroastrianism in what is now northern Afghanistan. Today it is a small town in the province of the same name, about ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 31/01/2018 - 14:02

  12. Corporate Terrorists Strike Roman Temple in Turkey

    ... statues, the tallest in the world, on a cliff in central Afghanistan. The Telegraph reported at the time “In January, the United ... of the larger Bamiyan Buddha statue in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. ( CC BY 2.0 ) In 2007, Europe’s popular cheap ...

    ashley cowie - 18/02/2018 - 13:55

  13. World Heritage Committee halts reconstruction of ancient Bamiyan Buddhas

    ... Bamiyan Buddhas , which were obliterated by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 despite wide-spread campaigns to support the revival of the ... into solid rock. The enormous monuments were a reflection of Afghanistan, not only as a crossroads for the cultures of its powerful ...

    aprilholloway - 16/02/2014 - 12:52

  14. Examination of 1,000-Year-Old Viking ‘Death House’ Reveals Elite Burial with Stunning Artifacts

    ... ceramics, and two silver coins that came from as far away as Afghanistan. Two silver coins found at the site came from as far away as Afghanistan (Museum Sikeborg) The researchers suggest that the man and ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 29/06/2016 - 14:49

  15. To Plunder, Destroy and Kill: Atrocity and Terror as Tamerlane Sacks Delhi— Part II

    ... Timur receives envoys during an attack on Balkh (Afghanistan) in 1370. Representational image. ( Public Domain ) ...

    Cam Rea - 30/06/2017 - 15:52

  16. The Schoyen Collection: 20,000 Ancient Manuscripts from 134 Countries in 120 Languages

    ... Hundred 1,000-Year-Old Mysterious Manuscripts Discovered in Afghanistan Newly Translated Egyptian Papyrus Reveals Evil Spells of ... stipulates that ‘the historical and cultural heritage of Afghanistan belongs to the people of Afghanistan’” (Prescott and Omland, ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 14/08/2016 - 00:44

  17. A Victory for Archaeologists Fighting to Protect Mes Aynak

    ... in April we told you about a 5,000 year-old settlement in Afghanistan called Mes Aynak, facing destruction by a Chinese mining company ... the world’s biggest copper mine.  The contract between Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Chinese state-owned China Metallurgical ...

    aprilholloway - 10/06/2013 - 01:36

  18. Excavation of Saxon Warrior Touches Home with Veteran Volunteers

    ... veterans who had returned from recent conflict zones such as Afghanistan, in archaeological fieldwork. They’ve just completed successful ... veterans who had returned from recent conflict zones such as Afghanistan, in archaeological fieldwork. They’ve just completed successful ...

    Alicia McDermott - 27/07/2018 - 14:00

  19. Ancient Gandhara Kingdom Was A Melting Pot That Left Its Legacy in Art

    ... region that is today northwestern Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan. Gandhara was an ancient kingdom located in what is ... region that is today northwestern Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan. The history Gandhara can be traced all the way back to the Vedic ...

    dhwty - 19/01/2019 - 13:38

  20. Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

    ... region that today extends from Kazakhstan southward through Afghanistan, and from the easternmost province of Iran through Xinjiang, China. ... some of the world's greatest poetry. One scholar, working in Afghanistan, even predicted the existence of North and South America--five ...

    ancient-origins - 25/11/2016 - 04:28

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