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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2023 4:47 p.m. PST

"In 1961, King Mohammed Zaher Chach of Afghanistan was on a hunting trip in Takhar province of north-east Afghanistan. It was during this expedition that he stumbled across the remains of an ancient settlement. Three years later, a group of French archaeologists led by Paul Bernard began excavating the site. What they uncovered proved to be one of the more remarkable relics of the ancient world.

It was a major urban centre unlike any that had previously been discovered.

Ancient ruins are not hard to come by in Central and Western Asia. The entire region is littered with them. However, what made this settlement, known as Ai-Khanoum (‘Lady Moon' in Uzbek), special was the fact that it would not have looked out of place in Ancient Greece…"



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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2023 3:56 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it…


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