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  1. Revealing the Secrets of Sumerian Riches: Treasures from the Royal Cemetery of Ur

    ... is lapis lazuli, which had to be brought all the way from Afghanistan. The use of this stone can be seen, for instance, in the ...

    dhwty - 27/06/2018 - 22:59

  2. Do the Four Rivers Lead Us to the Garden of Eden?

    ... Theophrastus, and Pliny the Elder both identified areas in Afghanistan as the source of bdellium and even today Pakistan is one of the few ...

    Rob Mcroberts - 15/10/2017 - 02:04

  3. Greek Indonesia

    ... at Sirkap .The central Asian region that includes modern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan was under Achaemenid and then Greek rule into ...

    chimera - 11/07/2016 - 23:12

  4. The Hidden Treasures of the Cairo Geniza

    ... Hundred 1,000-Year-Old Mysterious Manuscripts Discovered in Afghanistan Analysis Shows that the Hebrew Bible May Be Centuries Older ...

    dhwty - 30/06/2016 - 03:47

  5. The 2500-year-old Cube of Zoroaster To Stay Shaken But Not Stirred

    ... Man Who Became Buddha Blue Mosque in Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan: A Shrine of Renowned Beauty Simurgh, the Mysterious Giant ...

    Ed Whelan - 25/01/2019 - 18:54

  6. Bask in the Beauty and Melody of the Ancient Mesopotamian Lyres of Ur

    ... lapis lazuli (imported from the territory of modern Afghanistan). The horns of the animal were recreated, but other parts are ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 18/12/2016 - 04:02

  7. Erasing History: Why Islamic State is Blowing Up Ancient Artifacts

    ... the Taliban’s destruction of the  Bamiyan Buddhas  in Afghanistan in 2001; and the destruction of the  al-‘Askari  mosque by ...

    ancient-origins - 10/06/2017 - 14:02

  8. Practical Magic: The Secret Teachings of the Book of Raziel the Angel

    ... Hundred 1,000-Year-Old Mysterious Manuscripts Discovered in Afghanistan Passing the Text Through the Ages Popular myths claim ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 28/08/2016 - 14:50

  9. The Seljuks: Nomads Who Built an Empire and Took On Byzantine Power

    ... of the Hittites Blue Mosque in Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan: A Shrine of Renowned Beauty The Seljuks faced a new ...

    dhwty - 22/04/2019 - 01:37

  10. Ibn Battuta—The Marco Polo of Dar-al-Islam

    ... the central Asian steppe. He arrived in Delhi by way of Afghanistan in 1334 and was welcomed into the court of Muhammad bin Tughluq, ...

    Caleb Strom - 15/01/2019 - 17:23

  11. 4300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Discovered in Saqqara Hold Keys to Secrets of World’s First Alchemists

    ... Precious stones such as Lapis Lazuli were imported from Afghanistan and they heated lead ore which produced colors from white to red. ...

    ashley cowie - 15/04/2019 - 14:00

  12. A Bull-Headed Lyre: Reconstructing the Sound and Style of Ancient Mesopotamia

    ... Hence, materials, such as cedar wood, lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, and pearl shells from the Gulf were used for this project. By ...

    dhwty - 30/06/2018 - 01:59

  13. The Comet that Changed Civilization – And May Do Again

    ... of north-west India was wiped out by marauding tribes from Afghanistan. And all this followed a period of relative peace throughout the ...

    Graham Phillips - 05/10/2016 - 21:39

  14. Did Nomads and their Herds Carve Out the Silk Road?

    ... most remote mountain ranges:  the Hindu Kush in Northern Afghanistan; the Pamir in Tajikistan; the Dzhungar in Kazakhstan; the Tian Shan ...

    ancient-origins - 11/03/2017 - 01:50

  15. Drugs in Ancient Cultures: A History of Drug Use and Effects

    ... today, while the flowers can be turned into a potent tea.  Afghanistan is the largest producer of opium poppies. Production levels have ...

    Liza Knox - 09/06/2016 - 00:44

  16. Severed Limbs and Wooden Feet: How the Ancients Invented Prosthetics

    ...  of multiple traumatic injuries that soldiers suffered in Afghanistan and Iraq. And then as now, prostheses were collaborative efforts ...

    ancient-origins - 22/05/2017 - 02:02

  17. First Kingdoms: The Forgotten Mesopotamian Kingdom of Ebla

    ... of lapis lazuli indicate trading links as far afield as Afghanistan. The high level of Eblaite craftsmanship in this period is ...

    ancient-origins - 21/05/2019 - 19:05

  18. Investigating the Invisible Color that Ancient People Couldn’t See

    ... mineral lapis lazuli which was mined in what is now Afghanistan. Vitruvius , the 1st century Roman architect and writer said ...

    ashley cowie - 18/09/2018 - 23:02

  19. The Genghis Khan Biography: Military Genius, Genocidal Maniac, Serial Abuser Of Women

    ... Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Moldova, South Korea, North Korea, and Kuwait. ...

    ashley cowie - 21/10/2018 - 18:58

  20. The Ancestral Myth of the Hollow Earth and Underground Civilizations

    ... Alexandra David-Neel . The folk traditions of Afghanistan say that after the Muslim conquest, Balkh was called   ...

    ancient-origins - 06/10/2015 - 14:56

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