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And the king refrains from [eating] living beings, and indeed other men and whosoever [were] the king’s huntsmen and fishermen have ceased from hunting, and those who were without control [over themselves] have ceased as far as possible from their lack of [self-] control, and [have become] obedient to father and mother and to elders, such as was not the case before. And in future, doing all these things, they will live more agreeably and better than before. ” In Translation of the Edits of Asoka.

The city is famous for its pomegranates and grapes. Herat Herat is located in northwestern Afghanistan, in a region historically known as Khorasan that spanned northeastern Iran and southern Turkmenistan. A cultural and economic center for at least 2,000 years, Herat played an important role in Persian cultural history. Alexander the Great entered Herat and founded the Greek city Alexandria Arion there. e. in pursuit of the last Sassanian emperor and conquered the city around the year 700. By the 11th century, Herat was a famous gathering place for Muslim scholars.

The modern Afghan languages are more closely related to the languages of Iran than to those of India; the Iranian branch of the Aryan peoples may have come in a second migration that passed through northern Afghanistan into Iran and eventually spread to the south of the country as well. The Avesta, the ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism (the religion of ancient Iran) clearly refers to place38 Early History names in Afghanistan, such as the city of Balkh. Zoroaster himself (Zarathustra in Iranian) may have been born in the country and probably died there as well.

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