Afghanistan banknotes 5 Afghan Afghanis banknote 1939 King Mohammed Zahir Shah

Afghanistan banknotes 5 Afghanis banknote King Zahir Shah
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 Afghanistan bank notes 5 Afghan Afghanis banknote
Afghanistan banknotes 5 Afghanis banknote of 1939 (SH 1318), issued by the Central Bank of Afghanistan - Da Afghanistan Bank.
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Obverse: Portrait of King Mohammed Zahir Shah.
Reverse: Mountain landscape - Band-e Amir Lake, located in the Bamyan Province, Afghanistan.
Watermark: Effigy of Mohammed Zahir Shah in profile.
Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., Surrey, England.

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SH 1318 & 1325 (1939 & 1946) "King Mohammed Zahir Shah" Issue

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Band-e Amir is a national park in Afghanistan, located in the Bamyan Province. It is a series of six incredibly deep blue lakes in the heart of the central Afghanistan. The lakes are situated in the foothills of the Hindu Kush, the second highest mountain range in the world, 80 kilometers from the ancient town of Bamiyan, where the Taliban destroyed the world’s tallest Buddha statues in 2001. Surrounded by pink towering limestone cliffs almost in complete lack of vegetation, the stunning lakes seems totally out of place.

The beautiful lakes were created by the carbon dioxide rich water that is drawn from the spring melt-water in the surrounding mountains and came out from faults and cracks in the rocky landscape. This outflow of water percolates slowly through the underlying limestone, dissolving its principal mineral, calcium carbonate. Over time, the water deposited layers of hardened mineral (travertine), which created dams that trap water in increasingly large basins. These dams are usually about 10m high and 3m wide. Water cascades from one lake to the other near travertine terraces serving as massive natural dams between the lakes.