Afghan Biographies

Mirzaka District Paktia Province

Name Mirzaka District Paktia Province
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Mir Zaka Meer Zaka

Mir Zakah is a village in the Mirzaka District of Paktia Province where "one of the largest ancient coin deposits ever attested in the history of mankind"was discovered in 1947 at the bottom of a well and extensively plundered in later years. The village lies on the old caravan route from Ghazni to Gandhara. The controversial Alexander Medaillon is said to have come from the treasure looted at Mir Zakah between 1992 and 1993.


Last Modified 2021-06-20
Established 2021-06-20