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Major Archaeological Sites In Afghanistan

Major Archaeological Sites In Afghanistan
Major Archaeological Sites In Afghanistan
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Bamiyan : On the ancient China-Europe Silk Route, it is famous for the two Buddha statues now under attack. More than 1,000 Buddhist caves are found here.

Kapisa : It has the ruins of Kanishka’s palace and dozens of stupas and panels of scenes from the life of ‘The Great Teacher’ as well as Jataka stories.

Herat : Has priceless Hindu statues—marble images of Surya (Sun God) and Shiva-Parvati are most famous. A fort built by Alexander can still be seen in the centre of the city.

Herat : Has priceless Hindu statues—marble images of Surya (Sun God) and Shiva-Parvati are most famous. A fort built by Alexander can still be seen in the centre of the city.

Ghazni : Ashoka is said to have built 10 stupas and ‘Deva’ temples. It has a Buddhist complex at Humau Qala and has a Mahisasura Mardini sculpture.

Hadda : Many sacred Buddhist spots dating from the 2nd to the 7th century AD are found here. Till recently,...

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