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Bagram

an air base in NE Afghanistan, near Kabul; now under the control of US forces
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bagram

 

Begram; ruins of the ancient Kushan city of Kapisa in Afghanistan, 60 km north of Kabul. Excavations have been carried out since 1936 by French archaeologists, first J. Hacken, and later by R. Ghirshman. The city existed from the second century B. C.until the middle of the fourth century A. D., had a regular plan, and was surrounded by thick walls with towers. A main street, the palace, and dwellings have been excavated. The various artistic articles (ceramics, glass, bronze) that have been discovered include both local items and those imported from India, China, and Rome. Carved bone plates depicting dancing girls were found in the palace.

REFERENCES

Mandel’shtam, A. M. “O nekotorykh rezul’tatakh rabot Frantsuz-skoi arkheologicheskoi missii ν Afganistane.” In the collection Sovetskaia arkheologiia, vol. 21. Moscow-Leningrad, 1954.
Masson, V. M., and V. A. Romodin. Istoriia Afganistana, vol. 1. Moscow, 1964. Pages 170–76.
Ghirshman, R. Begram. Cairo, 1946.
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I never felt threatened when I was at Bagram. But, of course, it's an armed military camp that nobody in their right mind would think to attack.
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The incident took place near the third gate of the Bagram Airfield here.
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The residents of Madyan and Bahrain said that Madyan was accessible for all students but Bagram was inaccessible for more than 80 per cent girls of the area.
Pakistanis had been detained in Bagram prison Afghanistan and most of them had undergone their sentence but still detained in the jail, the minister said no demand came from any quarters in Pakistan.
Two others were wounded near the US base, Bagram district governor Abdul Shokoor Qudosi, told dpa.
(TAP) - An attack killed four people and injured more than a dozen others on Saturday when an explosive device was detonated at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the NATO mission there said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for an explosion at the Natoair base at Bagram north of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday which officials said killed at least four people and wounded 14.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An explosion targeted the Afghan and the NATO forces in Bagram district of Northern Parwan province late on Monday evening.
(local time) near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan," the U.S.