An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier fires on a Taliban position from a school in Chah-i-Anjir (also known as Changir) that is being used by the ANA as a base on the Nadali District frontline, not far from Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province. White, Taliban flags can be seen less than 100 metres away. Fighting between the ANA and Taliban occurs on a daily basis. Most residents from the area have evacuated their homes and the local bazaar is practically empty.

329 BC Afghanistan

An unnamed Macedonian, in 329 BC Afghanistan, column built by the legendary conqueror Alexander the Great was visited many times by Soviet Special Forces during their own war of occupation. Five miles from the monument, one unit discovered the ancient remains of what is believed to be Hellenic Army barracks. Among other artifacts, there was a small bronze vase.

Its inlaid pictures show:

(1) one man biting another;
(2) the victim lying on his deathbed,
(3) the victim rising up again; and back to
(1) biting another man.

The circular nature of this vase, as well as the pictures themselves, could be evidence of an undead outbreak either witnessed by Alexander or related to him by one of the local tribes.

More about Alexander the Great:

With his conquest of Achaemenid Empire complete, the Persian army in collapse, and both Susa and Persepolis under his control, Alexander the Great’s ultimate prize — the capture of the emperor Darius III — was within his grasp. But the prize was denied him by Bessus the Achaemenid satrap (regional governor) of Bactria and Sogdia (in present-day northern Afghanistan and southern Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). Bessus murdered the fleeing Darius, crowned himself the emperor of Persia and King of Asia and retreated to his fortress capital in the mountains of Bactria.

Alexander had little choice but to capture Bessus by following him into a region that many invaders have found impossible to conquer.

In a fateful campaign that would cut short the life of the most ambitious warrior in history, Alexander led his vast army of Madedonians, Greeks, Persian conscripts and mercenaries from many regions into present-day Afghanistan in 330 BC. First contact was made with the chieftain of the city we now call Herat.


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Dutch guy living in Finland. Founded Zombie Guide Magazine in 2012 as a hobby project.. Which is still is to this day. Besides writing, my passions are fitness, the outdoors and good food.