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Afgani Collection

"Exploring the Rich Heritage of Afghanistan: A Glimpse into its Cultural Treasures" "A mesmerizing view into Afghanistan's rugged beauty from the historic Khyber Pass

Background imageAfgani Collection: Buddha statue in cliffs (since destroyed by the Taliban), Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Buddha statue in cliffs (since destroyed by the Taliban), Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Background imageAfgani Collection: View into Afghanistan from the Khyber Pass

View into Afghanistan from the Khyber Pass, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif

Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Band-I-Zulfiqar the main lake, Band-E- Amir (Bandi-Amir) (Dam of the King) crater lakes

Band-I-Zulfiqar the main lake, Band-E- Amir (Bandi-Amir) (Dam of the King) crater lakes, Afghanistans first National Park, Bamian province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Tiling around blue window, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh, Afghanistan, Asia

Tiling around blue window, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Children looking out of window of old house, Old City, Kabul, Afghanistan, Asia

Children looking out of window of old house, Old City, Kabul, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Lady pilgrim in blue burqa sitting in doorway at Sufi shrine of Gazargah

Lady pilgrim in blue burqa sitting in doorway at Sufi shrine of Gazargah, Herat, Herat Province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Pilgrims in the hallway, Sufi shrine of Gazargah, Herat, Herat Province

Pilgrims in the hallway, Sufi shrine of Gazargah, Herat, Herat Province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Shrine of the theologian Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, built in late Timurid style in the 15th century

Shrine of the theologian Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, built in late Timurid style in the 15th century, the dome was damaged in an earthquake in the 1990s, and has since been repaired

Background imageAfgani Collection: Men on donkeys tending goats, between Herat and Maimana, after Bala Murghah

Men on donkeys tending goats, between Herat and Maimana, after Bala Murghah, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Timurid decoration, main Iwan of the interior courtyard, Sufi shrine of Gazargah

Timurid decoration, main Iwan of the interior courtyard, Sufi shrine of Gazargah, Herat, Herat Province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Pilgrim at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh, Afghanistan, Asia

Pilgrim at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Detail of tilework, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif

Detail of tilework, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Detail of the 12th century Minaret of Jam, including Kufic inscription in turquoise glazed tiles

Detail of the 12th century Minaret of Jam, including Kufic inscription in turquoise glazed tiles, Quasr Zarafshan in background, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ghor (Ghur, Ghowr) Province, Afghanistan

Background imageAfgani Collection: Doorway at the shrine of Khwaja Abdulla Ansari, Sufi poet and philosopher born in Herat in 1006

Doorway at the shrine of Khwaja Abdulla Ansari, Sufi poet and philosopher born in Herat in 1006, Gazar Gah, Herat, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Old city walls of Ghazni, Afghanistan, Asia

Old city walls of Ghazni, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Buddhist caves, living quarters of the monks, in rock-carved stupa-monastery complex dating

Buddhist caves, living quarters of the monks, in rock-carved stupa-monastery complex dating from the Kushano-Sasanian period, Takht-I-Rustam (Rustams Throne), near Haibak, Samangan Province

Background imageAfgani Collection: Interior one of the Buddhist caves known as Takht-I-Rustam (Rustams throne)

Interior one of the Buddhist caves known as Takht-I-Rustam (Rustams throne), part of a stupa-monastery complex carved from rock dating from the Kushano-Sasanian period 4th-5th century AD

Background imageAfgani Collection: Buddhist stupa carved out of rock, known as Top-I-Rustam (Rustams throne)

Buddhist stupa carved out of rock, known as Top-I-Rustam (Rustams throne), near Haibak, Samangan Province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Wooden bridge across chasm leading to Buddhist stupa carved out of rock

Wooden bridge across chasm leading to Buddhist stupa carved out of rock, Top-I-Rustam (Rustams throne), an early burial mound that contained Buddha relics dating from the 4th and 5th centuries AD

Background imageAfgani Collection: Corridor off which are monks living quarters, Cave 2 of Buddhist caves in rock-carved

Corridor off which are monks living quarters, Cave 2 of Buddhist caves in rock-carved stupa-monastery complex dating from the Kushano-Sasanian period, Takht-I-Rustam (Rustams Throne), near Haibak

Background imageAfgani Collection: Ruins near Buddhist stupa, carved out of rock known as Top-I-Rustam (Rustams throne)

Ruins near Buddhist stupa, carved out of rock known as Top-I-Rustam (Rustams throne) an early burial mound that contained relics of the Buddha

Background imageAfgani Collection: Interior of Buddhist cave from the Kushano-Sasanian period, 4th-5th centuries AD

Interior of Buddhist cave from the Kushano-Sasanian period, 4th-5th centuries AD, Takht-I-Rusam (Rustams throne), part of a stupa-monastery complex carved from rock near Haibak, Samangan Province

Background imageAfgani Collection: Buddhist stupa carved out of rock at Takht-I-Rustam (Rustams throne)

Buddhist stupa carved out of rock at Takht-I-Rustam (Rustams throne) an early burial mound that contained relics of the Buddha

Background imageAfgani Collection: Corridor off which monks living quarters were carved in cave 2, Takht-I-Rusam

Corridor off which monks living quarters were carved in cave 2, Takht-I-Rusam (Rustams throne), part of a Buddhist stupa-monastery complex dating from the Kushano-Sasanian period 4th-5th century AD

Background imageAfgani Collection: Buddhist caves at Takht-I-Rusam (Rustams throne), part of a stupa-monastery complex carved

Buddhist caves at Takht-I-Rusam (Rustams throne), part of a stupa-monastery complex carved from rock dating from the Kushano-Sasanian period 4th-5th century AD. Samangan Province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Lady in burqa feeding famous white pigeons whilst child chases them, Shrine of Hazrat Ali

Lady in burqa feeding famous white pigeons whilst child chases them, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: View of man riding horse along road, taken from army checkpoint at remains of a Buddhist stupa

View of man riding horse along road, taken from army checkpoint at remains of a Buddhist stupa, Top-I-Rustam, Balkh (Mother of Cities), Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Street boy who sells necklaces for living and ladies in burquas, Shrine of Hazrat Ali

Street boy who sells necklaces for living and ladies in burquas, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: People feeding famous white pigeons at Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif

People feeding famous white pigeons at Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Lady in burqa feeding famous white pigeons at Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif

Lady in burqa feeding famous white pigeons at Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Tiling round shuttered window, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, founded in the 12th century

Tiling round shuttered window, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, founded in the 12th century, Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Flock of sheep between Maimana and Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan, Asia

Flock of sheep between Maimana and Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Amputee outside the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif

Amputee outside the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Minaret, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif

Minaret, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Pilgrims outside the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661

Pilgrims outside the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Detail of tilework, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif

Detail of tilework, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Tiling round blue window, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661

Tiling round blue window, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Tiling round shuttered windows, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661

Tiling round shuttered windows, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assissinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Detail of Timurid shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh (Mother of Cities)

Detail of Timurid shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh (Mother of Cities), Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Ladies wearing burqas, Timurid shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh

Ladies wearing burqas, Timurid shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh (Mother of cities) Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Detail of turquoise glazed tiles on late Timurid style Shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa

Detail of turquoise glazed tiles on late Timurid style Shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh (Mother of Cities), Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Detail of turquoise glazed tiles on Shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh

Detail of turquoise glazed tiles on Shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh (Mother of cities) Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: Remains of 200ft high Buddhist stupa, now an army checkpoint, Top-I-Rustam

Remains of 200ft high Buddhist stupa, now an army checkpoint, Top-I-Rustam, Balkh (Mother of Cities), Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfgani Collection: The late Timurid style Shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh (Mother of Cities)

The late Timurid style Shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, Balkh (Mother of Cities), Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia




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"Exploring the Rich Heritage of Afghanistan: A Glimpse into its Cultural Treasures" "A mesmerizing view into Afghanistan's rugged beauty from the historic Khyber Pass. " "Once standing tall, a Buddha statue nestled in the cliffs of Bamiyan, now lost to history due to Taliban destruction. " "Witnessing serenity amidst chaos - the famous white pigeons at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-I-Sharif. " "Honoring a revered figure - pilgrims gather at the shrine where Hazrat Ali was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif. " "Symbolic companionship - pigeons grace the mosque and shrine of Ali, adding tranquility to Mazar-e Sharif's landscape. " "A testament to faith and devotion - pilgrims seek solace at Hazrat Ali's Shrine in Mazar-I-Sharif. " "Through innocent eyes - children peering out from an old house window in Kabul's enchanting Old City. " "Intriguingly veiled in blue burqa, a lady pilgrim finds solace at Sufi shrine Gazargah's doorway. " "Immersed in spirituality - pilgrims find their path through hallways adorned with reverence at Sufi shrine Gazargah, Herat Province. "Nature's masterpiece unfolds as Band-E-Amir reveals its stunning beauty within Band-I-Zulfiqar crater lakes. "Meticulously crafted tiles surround a blue window, enhancing the allure of Hazrat Ali's Shrine in Mazar-i-Sharif". "Journey back through time as you explore Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa’s Timurid-style shrine dating back to the 15th century. " Discover Afghanistan’s captivating landscapes and cultural gems that have stood resilient throughout history.