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Alexander era remnants

An Afghan soldier reads a description under a large stone tablet in Greek script in the foyer of Afghanistan’s national museum in Kabul on Saturday. As it bore no representations of human figures, this inscription escaped the destruction wreaked by the Taleban on most of the museum exhibits. Following its conquest by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, Afghanistan became largely Hellenized, with its rulers striking Greek-style coinage and its art influenced by that of ancient Greece.