Peshawar, Kabul, Bamyan, Herat, Mashhad

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History Documentary with no narration published by Sir Clarmont Skrine in 1943 - No spoken language

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This colour, silent 16mm film shows various commercial activities on the streets of Peshawar, Kabul and other towns, highlighting the importance of trade to the people living and travelling through the North West Frontier and Khyber Pass. Architecture and archaeological sites along this important trading route are also well documented, providing a snapshot of many locations since affected by war. Made by Sir Clarmont Skrine, a British diplomat active in the 1940's this is an important record of sites of archaeological interest that have since been damaged or lost. The Buddhas of Bamyan were 4th and 5th century monumental statues of the Buddha, carved directly from the cliff side of the Bamyan valley. In March 2001 they were destroyed by the Taliban. Sights also include the Musalla complex and minarets at Herat which were commissioned in the 14th century AD/CE by Gawharshad Begum, the wife of Shah Rukh, and one of the great women in the history of Afghanistan's culture.

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  • Duration: 13ms 6s
  • File size: 235 MB
  • Container: MKV
  • Width: 1280 pixels
  • Height: 720 pixels
  • Display aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Overall bit rate: 2503 kbs
  • Frame rate: 24.000
  • Credit goes to: anonymous

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