Afghan History







"Whatever countries I conquer in the world, I would never forget your beautiful gardens. When I remember the  summits of your beautiful mountains, I forget the                              greatness of the Delhi throne."

                                      Ahmad Shah Durrani
                                      Founder of the Afghan Empire, (1747-1773).
                                      Many Afghan historians consider Ahmad Shah as the
                                      true founder of modern Afghanistan.





""The first and most important advice that I can give to my successors and people to make Afghanistan into a great kingdom is to impress upon their minds the value of unity; unity, and unity alone, can make it into a great power." 

                                      Abdur Rahman Khan
                            Amir of Afghanistan (1880-1901)
                            Considered by western scholars
                            as the "founder of modern Afghanistan".



"When I saw the mountains of my country, my people, and my friends -- what is better   than this, I wish just to be able to do things for my country and serve it"


Zahir Shah                                                                                                                                                                                                           " Last king of  Afghanistan                                                                                                                                                                          Father of Afghanistan"                                                                                                                                                                                    1914-2007

Chronological History of  Afghanistan

50,000 BCE - 652

652 AD - 1747

1747 - 1978 

1978 - Present

Abdali Biography