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  City of Herat - Centre of Art & Literature
Herat is the largest city in western Afghanistan and is the main trade city for exports to Iran and now Turkmenistan and Middle East.
The minarets of the 15th-century mausoleum of Mongolian conqueror Temerlane's daughter-in-law are under reconstruction by a U.N.-funded project in Herat, Afghanistan, February 11, 2001.
Herat is no longer on the front lines of the war, and workers are planting gardens and patching the holes to restore some of the past glory, which was blasted by Soviet artillery in the 1980s during their occupation of the country.
www.afghan-network.net /Culture/herat.html   (0 words)

  
 Herat - LoveToKnow 1911
The exact position of Herat, with reference to the Russian station of Kushk (now the terminus of a branch railway from Merv), is as follows: From Herat, a gentle ascent northwards for 3 m.
The direct passes across it from Herat (the Baba and the Ardewan) wind amongst masses of disintegrating sandstone for some miles on each side of the dividing watershed, but farther west the rounded knolls of the rain-washed downs may be crossed almost at any point without difficulty.
In 1863 Herat, which for fifty years previously had been independent of Kabul, was incorporated by Dost Mahomed Khan in the Afghan monarchy, and the Amir, Habibullah of Afghanistan, like his father Abdur Rahman before him, remained Amir of Herat and Kandahar, as well as Kabul.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Herat   (2648 words)

  
 Herat Ltd. Antique Oriental Rugs & Carpets, Tribal Weavings
Herat Ltd. Antique Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Tribal Weavings
Herat Ltd. specializes in old and antique oriental rugs, carpets, and tribal weavings, with particular emphasis on Baluch, Afshar and South Persian rugs and carpets.
Herat's Online Catalog features a catalog list and now a new thumbnail catalog.
www.herat.com   (227 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Herat (South Asia Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Herat has textile weaving and carpet industries and is a market for wool, carpets, dried fruits, and nuts.
Herat, an ancient city, is identified with the Haroyu of the Vendidad (Zoroastrian priestly code), the Haraiva of Achaemenian inscriptions, and the Aria of the Greeks.
The Uzbeks took Herat in the early 16th cent.; later it was disputed between the Persians and the rulers of an emerging Afghanistan.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/Herat.html   (409 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Herat   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Herat is a city in western Afghanistan, in the valley of the Hari Rud river, and was traditionally known for wine.
Herat is probably a descendant of the ancient Persian town of Artacoana[?], established before 500BC.
From 10 to 20 March 1979 the army in Herat under the control of Ismail Khan mutinied and 350 soviet citizens were killed.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/he/Herat   (519 words)

  
 "Herat Question" How Herat Separated from Iran - (CAIS) ©
Memories of the city as the capital of the late Timurid empire and the second capital of the Safavids, known by the epithet dâr-al-Saltana, were fresh in the minds of the Qajar rulers, whose grand strategy was to reconstitute the Safavid empire.
Moreover, at the turn of the 19th century, Herat was a city of major strategic importance, with fertile hinterlands, an abundant water-supply, and secure defenses.
Dor-râni control of Herat at this juncture, fragile though it was, served as the historical grounds for the later inclusion of the city in the newly constituted country of Afghanistan.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/History/herat_question.htm   (4593 words)

  
 Herat
Herat is a city in western Afghanistan, in the valley of the Hari Rud river in the province also known as Herat, and was traditionally known for wine.
Herat is probably a descendant of the ancient Persian town of Artacoana, established before 500 BC.
From 10 to 20 March 1979 the army in Herat under the control of Ismail Khan mutinied and 350 soviet citizens were killed.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/h/he/herat.shtml   (523 words)

  
 Iranica.com - HERAT
Herat is described by EsátÂakòri and Ebn H®awqal in the 10th century as a prosperous town surrounded by strong walls with plenty of water sources, extensive suburbs, an inner citadel, a congregational mosque, and four gates, each gate opening to a thriving market place (see iv.).
Herat was a part of the Taherid dominion in Khorasan until the rise of the Saffarids in Sista@n under Ya¿qub b.
Herat became the capital of the Karts (1245-1389), who must certainly be acknowledged as the builders of the post-Mongol Herat.
www.iranica.com /articles/v12f2/v12f2041c.html   (4110 words)

  
 Iranica.com - HERAT
Memories of the city as the capital of the late Timurid empire and the second capital of the Safavids, known by the epithet da@r-al-SaltÂana, were fresh in the minds of the Qajar rulers, whose grand strategy was to reconstitute the Safavid empire.
Dor-ra@ni control of Herat at this juncture, fragile though it was, served as the historical grounds for the later inclusion of the city in the newly constituted country of Afghanistan.
Under the Ba@rakzi dynasty and with British blessing, Herat was incorporated into Afghanistan as a relatively stable province, although it remained culturally distinct from the rest of the new country.
www.iranica.com /articles/v12f2/v12f2041f.html   (4555 words)

  
 Kabul Caravan - Country Guide - Herat
In general, Herat is an oasis in a sea of instability, although being Afghanistan, incidents can occur unpredictably (such as the fatal shooting of three people at a demonstration at the end of April 2005).
Herat is Afghanistan's most culturally rich city, and despite the ravages of imperial powers and civil war it still has plenty of sights to offer the visitor.
Having survived Herat's turbulent history, the complex was dynamited by the British in 1885 to create a clear field of fire in event of a Russian advance on Afghanistan.
www.kabulcaravan.com /herat.php   (1605 words)

  
 IRI Solo Fair  - Herat - Afghanistan   (Dec. 7 - 10 , 2005 )
Herat has textile weaving and carpet industries and is a market for wool, carpets, dried fruits, and nuts.
Herat, an ancient city, is identified with the Haroyu of the Vendidad (Zoroastrian priestly code), the Haraiva of Achaemenian inscriptions, and the Aria of the Greeks.
The Uzbeks took Herat in the early 16th cent.; later it was disputed between the Persians and the rulers of an emerging Afghanistan.
www.mashadfair.com /english/fexhibitions/afghanstan84/03.html   (318 words)

  
 Herat Afghanistan at Best Iran Travel.com
Herat, the capital of Herat province is of the principle cities in the northwest of Afghanistan.
Herat was the capital of Khorasan under the Islamic Kings.
Herat once more lived a period of splendor during the reign of the Timourid Kings (15th century) and today the ruins of minarets, mosques and other monuments are standing witness to that splendid period, when art and literature had attained a high degree of perfectoin.
www.bestirantravel.com /sights/afghanistan/herat.html   (207 words)

  
 Afghanistan: emirate of Herat, by Julien Bousac
But Ismael Khan, Herat’s governor, ignored this and said that troops stationed in Herat are already "soldiers in the Afghan National Army who have already been disarmed, since the weapons are stocked in central warehouses" (2).
Herat was recalcitrant towards the Taliban and nostalgic for its ousted governor.
Herat is considered one of the safest cities.
mondediplo.com /2003/12/08Bousac   (1865 words)

  
 Herat | Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
An important historical, commercial, and cultural center in Central Asia, Herat (ancient Aria) is a city on the Hari River in northwest Afghanistan and the capital of Herat Province.
Herat played an important role in the military and cultural history of the Central Asian region due to its strategic location on the Silk Road from China and Central Asia to Western Asia and Europe.
In the eleventh century, Herat was captured by the Seljuks, and in the twelfth century, it was taken over by the powerful Khwarizm empire centered on the valley of the Amu Dar'ya River.
www.bookrags.com /research/herat-ema-02   (375 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | A city reborn: Five years in Herat
I was born in a village outside Herat in 1973.
Herat is a city dominated by Persian culture from Iran.
Herat was always a conservative city and it still is. Women are free to do what they want in terms of shopping, driving, going to exercise clubs.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/6206258.stm   (1001 words)

  
 Nancy Hatch Dupree. An Historical Guide To Afghanistan. Herat
In the late 1930’s the governor of Herat instituted a drastic urban renewal scheme which included parks and open avenues in the vicinity of the mosque and the citadel.
Today’s restoration and embellishment of Herat’s mosque continues a tradition of architectural decoration which reached its greatest heights in Herat during the 15th century under the patronage of the Timurid Queen Gawhar Shad, wife of Shah Rukh, son of Tamerlane.
As at Herat, an inscription contained in a narrow band encircles the cupola; another inscription is found in the niche facing the entrance.
www.zharov.com /dupree/chapter13.html   (4496 words)

  
 Afghan women drivers harassed in Herat - Women - Middle East Times
HERAT, Afghanistan -- When Suraya returned to Afghanistan from Iran a few months ago, one of the first things that she did was acquire a driving license.
After the Taliban regime was toppled, in 2001, Herat was headed by former mujahideen commander Ismail Khan, who ruled the region with an iron fist.
Herat is a very conservative province, where few women work, female singers are rarely shown on television, and many girls and women cannot even leave their houses without their family's permission.
www.metimes.com /articles/normal.php?StoryID=20060602-034956-4493r   (934 words)

  
 Afghanistan: Race To Preserve Historic Minarets Of Herat, Jam - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The preservation efforts in both Herat and Jam would be even more difficult were it not for the enthusiasm the Afghans themselves have shown in the projects.
The minarets in Herat and the nearby mausoleum of Queen Gawhar Shad were at one time covered with glazed tiles in shades of turquoise, yellow, deep blue, cream, and fl.
Herat in the past was the first city for the very highest expression of architecture.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/07/ded2d5c2-69eb-46e5-8ce3-11d046dad28c.html?napage=2   (1325 words)

  
 Herat Summary
The remains of the Herat Citadel built by the ancient Greeks of Alexander.
Herat is probably a descendant of the ancient Persian town of Artacoana, established before 500 BCE.
Most of the Musallah complex in Herat was destroyed in 1885 by the British army for a clear line of sight for their artillery against Russian invaders (who never came).
www.bookrags.com /Herat   (1064 words)

  
 MSF Around the World
In Herat in Western Afghanistan MSF is supporting the paediatric ward of the hospital.
Herat is quite large, about 200,000 inhabitants with quite a large hospital.
However, our local staff in Herat are still working at the regional feeding centre and also in the paediatric ward: they are still doing a great job.
www.msf.org /msfinternational/invoke.cfm?component=article&objectid=70BF2105-5555-4DE9-8EEBE6AB8297C606&method=full_html   (2946 words)

  
 Herat, Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The city of Herat, in West Afghanistan, was once an important stop along the Silk Route and the capital of Central Asia’s Timurid civilization (1393-1507).
I travelled to Herat in January 1998 to conduct a survey of women’s programs for an international non-governmental organization ("NGO").
Herat’s Jewish monuments offer a study in microcosm of the state of the city’s historic and vernacular architecture, not only in their destruction and neglect but also in their current recycling and readaptation.
www.isjm.org /country/herat.htm   (2027 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Divided loyalties for 'Emir of Herat'
It was a scene of harsh beauty, the mud-brick houses bleached almost white by the searing sun, and flashes of green from the walled orchards of fruit trees.
Herat enjoys greater prosperity and security than most other parts of the country.
In the future, the lack of democracy and accountability in his administration may become a problem - but for most of Herat's people, that is not the main priority at the moment.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/2117750.stm   (739 words)

  
 CNN.com - Hyder on reported strike on Herat airport - October 7, 2001
Herat has a population of more than 170,000 people and is the site of an ancient citadel, once known as Aria.
But that news is now being confirmed from Herat about a huge explosion, possibly from a hit at the airport.
Herat is in the western part of Afghanistan, close to the Iranian border.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/10/07/hyder.herat.otsc/index.html   (269 words)

  
 Afghanistan: Religious Violence Leads To Deaths In Herat - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
RFE/RL's correspondent in Herat reports that the deaths occurred when hand grenades were thrown and gunfire was exchanged at the gathering.
The governor of Herat Province, Sayed Hussain Anwari, tells RFE/RL that the violence was provoked by a group of Sunni Muslims who entered the Jami Mosque in the city center and accused Shi'ites of insulting the historic Sunni leader, Hazrati Omari Faruq.
Sayed Ahmad Alemi, a doctor at Herat's main hospital, says the bodies of at least five people killed in the clashes were brought to his facility.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2006/02/3C756734-FA6D-4760-B53C-0EABEB7B89F2.html   (719 words)

  
 Reports from Herat province
Most of the teenagers from Herat have left the city for Iran because they are constantly subject to the Taliban's molestation.
On Jan. 1, 1999, two members of the Taliban's religious police went to Leilami street in Herat and started beating the shopkeepers and street vendors, and then two old workers named Abdollatif and Abdolhadi, who were working on an exploratory well, asking them why they hadn't attended the prayers.
It is interesting to mention that this same constable, when Ismail Khan was ruling Herat, on many occasions had called the Taliban mercenaries of Pakistan and the US and declared jihad against them.
www.rawa.org /herat-e.htm   (2011 words)

  
 Herat - World Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
No tourism exist in Herat but a small community of foreign workers from Europe or other western countries which is easy to find contact to by asking in the German or Indian consulate or hanging around in the Marco Polo Hotel.
Herat is one of the safer cities in Afghanistan.
However, there are sometimes small explosions attributed to political parties which are trying to make a point or create the impression that the city is not safe.
www.world-travel-guide.net /index.php?title=Herat   (394 words)

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