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Afghanistan: At the Crossroads of Ancient Civilisations

By Dan Cruickshank
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Books

Afghanistan by Reuters Foreign Correspondents (Prentice Hall, 2002)

The Fragmentation of Afghanistan (Second edition) by Barnett R. Rubin (Yale University Press, 2002)

Ganhara: The memory of Afghanistan by Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter (Assouline, 2001)

Places to visit

Afghanistan is unlikely to be a recommended destination for tourists in the near future. However, the British government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office offers advice for British nationals wishing to travel to unstable regions. Select 'Country Advice' from the home page.

National Museum of Asian Art-Guimet Paris, has a fantastic collection of Afghanistan artifacts.

The British Museum is always a mine of information on the art of the ancient civilisations.

Links

Find out about the Society for the Preservation of Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage (SPACH).

Follow the Bamiyan Buddha Reconstruction Project on the New 7 wonders web-site.

Read about the work of UNESCO's culture sector in Afghanistan.

About the author

Dan Cruickshank is one of the country's leading architectural and historic building experts and a regular presenter on the BBC. He is an active member of the Georgian Group and the Architectural Panel of the National Trust and director of the Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust. Dan is a frequent contributor to The Architects' Journal and The Architectural Review and is author of Life in The Georgian City and The Guide to the Georgian Buildings of Britain and Ireland.

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Published: 2002-09-01



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