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Although a beautiful site, the Shahr-e Gholghola is believed to have been destroyed by Mongols under Genghis Khan in 1221 Historical Landmarks, Historical Sites, Islamic City, Genghis Khan, Beautiful Sites, Afghanistan, Buddhism, Scream, Urban

Shahr-e-Gholghola-The City of Screams

From the plaque: Shahr-e-Gholghola ("City of Screams") is a fortified urban site dating from late Sassanian (6th c. AD) through to the Ghorid period (12th-13th CC.). The citadel on this hill site was the heart of the Islamic city of Bamyan following the decline of Buddhism here from the 8th century AD. Shahr-e-Gholghola is believed to have been destroyed by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, who invaded it in 1221 and massacred all the inhabitants. The site's name is said…

Hazrat Ali shrine (Blue Mosque), Mazar-e Sharif - Picture of Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif - Tripadvisor Historical Landmarks, Historical Sites, Blue Mosque, Hazrat Ali, Places Around The World, Afghanistan, Where To Go, Places To See, Trip Advisor

Hazrat Ali shrine (Blue Mosque), Mazar-e Sharif - Picture of Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif - Tripadvisor

Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif Picture: Hazrat Ali shrine (Blue Mosque), Mazar-e Sharif - Check out Tripadvisor members' 203 candid photos and videos of Blue Mosque

This picture shows that in Herat women still wear burqa's. Historical Landmarks, Historical Sites, Paleolithic Era, Socialist State, Hindu Kush, Gilgit Baltistan, Very Cold, Alexander The Great, Central Asia

Visiting Herat, Afghanistan: Part 2 of 2

The following is straight from the notebook I had with me at the time and, I believe, helps give a feel for what it is like walking around Herat: …Wandering around Herat shafts of sunlight pe…

Insiders view of the Friday Mosque; Historical Landmarks, Historical Sites, Afghanistan, Mosque, Islamic, Friday, World, Building, Buildings

The Friday Mosque in Herat

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The beauty of Old City Kabul Historical Landmarks, Historical Sites, Old City, Afghanistan, Old Houses, Beauty, Old Town, Old Homes, Old Mansions

In Afghanistan, Visiting Kabul's Old City

There is a small part of the city called Murad Khane, where centuries-old homes and courtyards were buried under trash. One foundation is working to conserve the historical richness. NPR's Jim Wildman and photographer David Gilkey visited the site.

A sequence on the Bamiyan statues from "Adventure in Afghanistan" from Hal, Halla and David Linker's television travelogue series, "The Wild, the Weird, and . Historical Landmarks, Historical Sites, Standing Buddha, Travelogue, Afghanistan, Buddhism, Archaeology, Statues, Oriental

Historic footage of Bamiyan statues

A sequence on the Bamiyan statues from "Adventure in Afghanistan" from Hal, Halla and David Linker's television travelogue series, "The Wild, the Weird, and ...

Historic Pul-i-Malan (Malan Bridge) is one of Hthe first bridges that was built on Hariroad River and links Herat city with its remote villages. UN Photo/Basir Seerat. Black Soil, Central Asia, Amazing Destinations, Tower Bridge, Holiday Travel, Afghanistan, Wonders Of The World, Places To See, Istanbul

Historic Bridge in Afghanistan

Historic Pul-i-Malan (Malan Bridge) is one of Hthe first bridges that was built on Hariroad River and links Herat city with its remote villages. Photo ID 179349. 29/04/2008. Herat, Afghanistan. UN Photo/Basir Seerat. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Bagh-e Babur - The Gardens of Babur, locally called Bagh-e Babur, is a historic park in Kabul, Afghanistan, and also the last resting-place of the first Mughal emperor Babur. Historical Landmarks, Historical Sites, Mughal Architecture, Famous Gardens, Garden Images, Tourist Information, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Beautiful Gardens

Bagh-e Babur, Kabul, Afghanistan Tourist Information

The Gardens of Babur, locally called Bagh-e Babur, is a historic park in Kabul, Afghanistan, and also the last resting-place of the first Mughal emperor Babur. The gardens are thought to have been developed around 1528 AD (935 AH) when Babur gave orders for the construction of an avenue garden in Kabul, described in some detail in his memoirs, the Baburnama. It was the tradition of Moghul princes to develop sites for recreation and pleasure during their lifetime, and choose one of these as a…