Herat – Musalla Complex

The Musalla Complex is located 600 m to the north of the ancient centre of Herat, one of the principal cities of the Timurid Empire. It contains…

Tepe Naranj

Located on a rocky cliff on the outskirts of Kabul, Tepe Narenj is a Buddhist site with ruins dating from around the 5th or 6th century A.D. The site is a monastery, mentioned in a Chinese novel dating from the 1590s, and destroyed in the 9th century A.D. by Muslim armies. It was then forgotten until excavations in 1989, following the end of the Afghanistan war, carried out jointly by the Japanese National Research Institute and the Afghan Institute of Archaeology.