In the footsteps of early explorers: Rory Stewart on walking in Afghanistan

In the footsteps of early explorers: Rory Stewart on walking in Afghanistan

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 1st Jun 2021

 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

With a rich, complex cultural and social history, Afghanistan has seen invasions and interventions by foreign powers over the centuries, with conflict continuing today. In this online talk, Stewart, an explorer, former diplomat, Conservative Party leadership candidate, bestselling writer and now a Senior Fellow at Yale, will discuss his personal experiences walking across Afghanistan in 2002 and visiting its ancient sites.

Exploring a time before his political career, Stewart will discuss how his explorations resulted in an immersion into a rich and complex culture closed to the world by decades of conflict. He will relay his experiences of the country’s archaeological sites, and the generosity of the people who helped him navigate the extreme conditions and changing political landscape.

This event complements our current exhibition, The Romance of Ruins: The Search for Ancient Ionia, which focuses on a 1764 expedition to ancient Greek sites in Anatolia, and will explore the parallels between exploring distant lands then and now.


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This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 1st Jun 2021

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2021-06-01 2021-06-01 Europe/London In the footsteps of early explorers: Rory Stewart on walking in Afghanistan Exploring a time before his political career, Stewart will discuss how his explorations resulted in an immersion into a rich and complex culture closed to the world by decades of conflict. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/01/in-the-footsteps-of-early-explorers-rory-stewart-on-walking-in-afghanistan-262387 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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