By Frank L. Holt
Lost global of the traditional King describes how a unmarried little bit of evidence—a Greek coin—launched a seek that drew explorers to the sector occupied through the tumultuous warring tribes of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Afghanistan. Coin by way of coin, king by means of king, the historical past of Bactria was once reconstructed utilizing the rising methodologies of numismatics. within the 20th century, amazing old texts further to the proof. eventually, one of many ‘thousand towns’ used to be came upon and excavated, revealing a plush palace, treasury, temple, and different structures. even though those nice discoveries quickly fell sufferer to the Afghan political obstacle that keeps this day, this ebook presents an exciting chronicle of the hunt for one of many world’s so much enigmatic empires.
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Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan (Hellenistic Culture and Society) by Frank L. Holt