Posts Tagged With: Taliban

Ah, Does Anyone Remember Bushkazi?

It was once the national sport of Afghanistan … IT WAS BY FAR THE WILDEST SPORT ON EARTH! A kind of Polo match, called „Bushkazi“, with up to a hundred and more competitors, and the aim was to bring a dead goat or calf back to the judges table. Or what remained of it. It … Continue reading »

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RELIGION Interesting People … (No. 62)

The last jew in Afghanistan: How is he? Generally fine! But lonesome. His wife and daughter live in Israel, but he remained behind and lives in Kabul’s synagogue. His name, very biblical: Zebulon Simintov. He runs a popular kebab-shop and says: „When I’m working, I don’t wear my Kippa, if I do, the people might … Continue reading »

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BUDDHA Interesting People … (No. 5)

Meet an archeologist in Afghanistan who tries the impossibleIn March 2001 the stupid Taliban blew up the two 1000 years old Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley. They were 180 and 121 feet high, carved out of solid rock and the largest standing Buddhas ever found. When the Muslim fanatics were overthrown, archeologists began to collect … Continue reading »

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