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Title:

Khyber Pass (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Peshawar District ; North-Western Territory ; Pakistan

Date issued/created:

[1992]

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). Landscape with mountains and road leading to Khyber Pass on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is the main road from the west to the Indian subcontinent, known and described in the literature for hundreds of years. Currently, the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Areas inhabited by Pashtuns. On the slopes of the mountains traces of building homes built in this harsh climate. Photo from 1992. A few years after the withdrawal of the Russian army in Afghanistan (1979-1989), and before the outbreak of a new conflict. In the background the camels. Because of the war, this area is currently (2013) dangerous and inaccessible

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; Khyber Pass ; Pakistan's border with Afghanistan ; Himalayas

Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

text/html

Source:

part 1, box 10, 0005

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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