City of Balkh (antique Bactria)

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City of Balkh (antique Bactria) is part of the Tentative list of Afghanistan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The City of Balkh comprises remains of the ancient region of Bactria. It originally was a center of Zoroastrianism, and from the 7th century on also a Buddhist religious center. Several earthen structures from the Buddhist and the later Timurid era remain.

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Full Name
City of Balkh (antique Bactria)
Country
Afghanistan
Added
2004
Type
Cultural
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2004 Added to Tentative List

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