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    Ghazni, capital of Islamic culture in 2013


    by PressTV

    Ghazni, a city in Eastern Afghanistan with a history that goes back to 6th century B.C when it was conquered by the Achaemenid king, Cyrus II and incorporated into the Persian Empire. During the Ghaznavid Era from 975 to 1186 A.D, Ghazni was the capital of Persian Empire. It was the center of the Persian culture and language then. In International Ghazni & Persian Language Conference in Tehran scholars from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan discussed how this silent, ruined city today promulgated Persian language and culture. This shiny capital with more than a hundred schools at the time. Its light came from 400 scholars, poets and scientists that lived in that city then.