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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. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. The ‘Dynastic Race’ and the Biblical ‘Japheth’ Part II: Ethnology and Influence

    ... the first proto-Indus settlements are observed in Mundigak, Afghanistan, neighboring Elam, around 3000 BC (corresponding to the Jemdet Nasr ...

    Alexander Jacob - 14/10/2017 - 13:56

  19. ‘Wheels of Ezekial… Another look’

    ... Koop (U.S. Army) and Joseph Etchells (U.K. Army) who died in Afghanistan in July 2009, by Michael Yon (a former Green Beret and now a ...

    William E. Shaw - 11/12/2016 - 23:50

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