Archaeology of Afghanistan

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Archaeology of Afghanistan has revealed many historical findings, particularly on the ancient civilizations present in Central Asia. The world's oldest-known oil paintings, dating to the 7th century AD, were found in caves in Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley.[1]

Several sites of significance to the Kushan Empire have been discovered in Afghanistan.[2]


  1. ^ "World's oldest oil paintings in Afghanistan". Reuters. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Stark, Miriam T. (2005). Archaeology of Asia. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 335. ISBN 978-1405102131. 

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