The Citadel of Herat

The Citadel of Alexander, and locally known as Qala Iktyaruddin, is located in the center of Herat in Afghanistan. It dates back to 330 BC, when Alexander the Great and his army arrived to what is now Afghanistan after the Battle of Gaugamela. The Citadel of Herat was saved from demolition in the 1950s, and was excavated […]

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Dar ul Aman – The historic palace in Kabul

Construction of the palace began in the early 1920s as a part of the endeavors of King Amanullah Khan to modernize Afghanistan. The palace was designed by German engineer Walter Harten and his team of engineers. The palace is an imposing neoclassical building on a hilltop in the western part of the Afghan capital. Intended as the […]