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Khyber Pass (Iconographic document)


Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Peshawar District ; North-Western Territory ; Pakistan

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Photography (scan from a slide). On the right side of the road a small road house building, formerly a the station lying a few kilometers before the Pakistani-Afghan border. On the left the car - the most popular mean of the for people. In the background mountain landscape and road leading to the 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 the mountains houses built in this way 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. 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

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part 1, box 10, 0047


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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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