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Forty Steps of Kandahar

Language: Pashto, subtitles Eng

In a rocky outcrop above the city of Kandahar there are "The Forty Steps". Professor Aziz Ahmad Panjsheri will take you to the steps to get into the small enclave in the mountain guarded by two stone lions. The statues were carved by Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire of India, who took Kandahar in the 16th century. Inside the enclave there is a Persian inscription paying tribute to the conquests of Babur. It's a great place to take the ubiquitous Afghan thermos and drink a cup of green chai while watching the sunrise, but it won't be serene for long as your presence will probably attract an army of kids from the surrounding village

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Place/region: Kandahar, Afghanistan, Asia
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Rafi Behroozian
Participant: Aziz Ahmad
Publisher: Daf Records, Afghanistan
Producer: Qais Amiri
Coproducer/sponsor: Italian Agency for Development Cooperation; UNESCO Kabul
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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2016-01-01-002331-FUKAB-HD
Rights holder: ERTV Afghanistan