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by JohnT
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

Guy's ill be the first one to tell you that i dont know of the political or longterm ramifications of taking a coin or whatnot out of here, So ill just leave it alone.. I'm just a dumb army guy..But on a positive note, i found ANOTHER one..sorry no pictures fellas it was very unexpected, its approx ...
by JohnT
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

well, ill say this on the subject, not to sound rude or crass, but the culture you are dealing with her as a whole, could give a damn about any artifacts from the past. There is 2 reasons for this. Of course this is just supposition. 1. As a collective group, they have no interest in ancient history...
by JohnT
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

could we keep political and personal views about the war, ( even as side references ) out of this post please :) If your not here then in my opinion you dont know what your talkin about. But semi, i do see your point. My only counter point, is if i can get a coin to send to a museum or some such, at...
by JohnT
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

I'm not sure about laws and regs in my current locale, So not sure how to answer that one :) I talked to one of the main terps today. He stated that the castle was locally named castle of the infidel, he also stated that it was called that because the king who lived there .. (?) was not a muslim. He...
by JohnT
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

Ok andrew this is what ive done so far.. Ive given instructions to 2 of the head terp's that i know, and there going to ask around for a story..interestingly enough allot of the local population doesn't know to much about it...so far that is..ive also talked to the local..misc object seller we have ...
by JohnT
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

http://i33.tinypic.com/aczayq.jpg http://i37.tinypic.com/mb1od0.jpg http://i35.tinypic.com/16jedl0.jpg http://i36.tinypic.com/33tnh8l.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/2qn0gi1.jpg http://i34.tinypic.com/2yjtwjp.jpg thats a couple i have more as well, will continue to upload when i can ! Also in shrinking ...
by JohnT
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

ok i got PICS :) First though Description and location. 2800 feet above sea level, 600 to 650 feet high, 100 meters long running north to south, about 150 feet wide at the top, it does have square corners, and archways as you will see in the pictures, the hill looks to have been hollowed out at leas...
by JohnT
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

i think your fairly close andrew, This structure DOES have squared off walls, the bricks/rocks look fairly large, But there close to 100 feet up, i think thats where they start, i didn't see any other prominent features anywhere close bye..its seems to be all alone out there..one funny thing we wher...
by JohnT
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

hey andrew ! Forgot about google maps :) and unfortunately i cant use it where im at atm, it will have to wait till i get back, if you look on google maps, im located SE of farah, approx 3 nautical miles. wich im sure you can see on google maps. if you pinpoint my position then the citadel, and im t...
by JohnT
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

I'm really appreciating the participation in this thread. Growing up I always wanted to be an archeaologist, alas life being what it is i ended up destroying things instead of finding things. So this is a very cool time for me :P Getting pics of this site isn't going to be easy to due certain constr...
by JohnT
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

Re: alex in afghanistan

I'll try and get some pics for you ladies and gents. I'm fairly excited due to the fact that the castle/gaurd post. Is built out of a small pinnacle. So the rooms and fortifacations are made out of solid rock..wich is NOT something the locals do here. So ill get the best pics i can and post them her...
by JohnT
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alex in afghanistan
Replies: 44
Views: 21533

alex in afghanistan

Hello, Im obviously new here. That being said im in afghanistan and lucky enough to have seen an interesting castle said to have been made by alexander. The FOB im currently located at is called farrah. If anyone could give me some information on this it would be appreciated. I will also take pictur...