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Ancient Buddhist temple uncovered in west Afghanistan

Ancient Buddhist temple uncovered in west Afghanistan
trefwoorden: Afghanistan - boedistische tempel
A team of Japanese researchers has confirmed the existence of an ancient Buddhist temple 120 kilometers west of the Afghanistan town of Bamiyan.
The remains of the temple, which is thought to have been built before the 8th century, when Islam spread throughout the region, are in an area largely untouched by world research teams.
Researchers say the remains suggest the existence of a new Silk Road path that extended west from Bamiyan.

Lees verder bij: Mainichi Interactive (18 november 2003)