Where in the World: Afghanistan

I know a little bit about this country, but mainly what has been on the news in recent years, I am going to try and look past that, not because its not important, but because I know this is a country rich in history

  1. Afghanistan is a landlocked country, its is boarded by Pakistan to the south and the east, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, Tajikistan to the northeast and China to the east
  2. There are no public Christian churches here, the only legally recognised one was in the Italian Embassy
  3. The world’s oldest Oil Paintings, scientists dated them from the 7th Century, to give an idea how advanced that is, the earliest European oil paints are from the 13th century
  4. Its national game is buzkashi or goat grabbing, they want it to be an Olympic sport. It involves horse riders grabbing a goats carcass and gallop clear of the others to drop it in a chalked circle.
  5. Poetry is important, their stories are often told in verse and in Herat, on a Thursday night, its poetry night and people gather to share their poems
  6. In 2016, there was only one pig in Afghanistan called khanzir and he lived in the zoo, I cant find out if he is still alive, but maybe
  7. Back in the 1500s Emperor Zahīr ud-Dīn Muhammad built 10 gardens, his favourite the Garden of Babur was where he wished to be burried and he is
  8. Afghans celebrate their new year on the 21st March, the Nauruz celebration lasts for about 2 weeks
  9. Afghan Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Niloofar Rahmani made history by becoming the first female pilot in 2013
  10. Enjoy a folksong from this country

I hope you enjoyed learning a little something more about this country than the war stories you are probably use to.

If you come from here, please say  سلام (Salam)

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14 Responses to Where in the World: Afghanistan

  1. Simon says:

    Despite it’s rather dark history I bet it’s a fascinating place

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  2. Carol anne says:

    that folk song is cool! I learned a lot by reading this post! ❤

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  3. Feets says:

    It would be a much better place if there wasn’t a war that happened. A lot of the countries similar to that are so interesting cultural but it’s always something happening.

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