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Title ARCHAEOLOGY OF AFGHANISTAN : from the earliest times to the timurid period
Published [Place of publication not identified] : EDINBURGH UNIV Press, 2019


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Summary Revised and updated edition edited by Warwick Ball with Norman Hammond. Afghanistan is at the cultural crossroads of Asia, where the great civilisations of Mesopotamia and Iran, South Asia and Central Asia overlapped and sometimes conflicted. Its landscape embraces environments from the high mountains of the Hindu Kush to the Oxus basin and the great deserts of Sistan; trade routes from China to the Mediterranean, and from Central Asia to the Arabian Sea cross the country. It has seen the development of early agriculture, the spread of Bronze Age civilisation of Central Asia, the conquests of the Persians and of Alexander of Macedon, the spread of Buddhism and then Islam, and the empires of the Kushans, Ghaznavids, Ghurids and Timurids centred there, with ramifications across southern Asia. All of which has resulted in some of the most important, diverse and spectacular historical remains in Asia. 0First published in 1978, this was the first book in English to provide a complete survey of the immensely rich archaeological remains of Afghanistan. The contributors, all acknowledged scholars in their field, have worked in the country, on projects ranging from prehistoric surveys to the study of Islamic architecture. It has now been thoroughly revised and brought up to date to incorporate the latest discoveries and research
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Afghanistan.
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
Excavations (Archaeology)
SUBJECT Afghanistan -- Antiquities.
Subject Afghanistan
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781474450478