The Buddhist monastic complex of Takht-i-Bahi (Throne of Origins) was founded in the early 1st century. Owing to its location on the crest of a high hill, it escaped successive invasions and is still exceptionally well preserved. Nearby are the ruins of Sahr-i-Bahlol, a small fortified city dating from the same period.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Afghanistan’s Sobering Mine Museum||2017||253.1km||site_ao|
|The Border Market on the Strip of Neutral Ground Between Tajikistan and Afghanistan||2017||271.6km||site_ao|
|In Memory of Marjan, a Lion With a Tragic Tale||2017||256.9km||site_ao|
|Afghanistan: Floods threaten communities, minaret of Jam | DW | 25.05.2019||2019||255.4km||post|
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