Databases for Culture-Related Topics



Databases for History and Government-Related Topics (also Ethnic Groups)




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Britannica Image Quest (will need username and password–both outside and in L-S)
Afghanistan: Images from the Harrison Forman Collection
John Patten Graphics: Photos from Afghanistan
Streets of Afghanistan (really good images, requires Flash)

Afghanistan Timeline
BBC Afghanistan Country Profile
BBC Who are the Taliban?

Afghan Embassy in U.S. many topics — use menu at top. Be aware that this page has not been updated since 2006 so history, government, status of women are not accurate for 2016.

UNESCO: Bamiyn Valley
Blue Mosque
Architecture in Herat
UNESCO: Herat Architecture
Islamic Arts & Architecture (Search “Afghanistan” then click an image. Click “Image” to see more images. Use the “Research” link to go back to the list.)
BBC story about destruction of Buddhas of Bamiyan

Art and Media
Afghans Restore Museum Relics Destroyed by Taliban (
Met Museum Afghanistan Artifacts
Timeline of Afghanistan’s History and Culture (Use the menu on the left to navigate: note “Impact of War on Cultural artifacts”)
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Afghanistan
Contemporary Afghan art at Documenta 13 Exhibition
BBC Afghanistan Profile: Media
Cinema’s Rebirth in Afghanistan
Oscar-Nominated Film Breathes New Life into Afghan Cinema

Tribal Wars
Afghanistan’s Ethnic Divides
NYT Article on Ethnic Tensions

Women’s rights in Afghan History
Life as an Afghan Woman
CNN: Women’s rights –changing attitudes?
(check out slide show at top for images of women past and present — all photos by Getty Images)