Trail Modern 1of6 Spirit
Genghis Khan

The Ark of Herat The Ark of Herat, a stone fortress, squats above this city in western Afghanistan. Below the stout towers lie the ruins of a fort built by Alexander the Great. The Ark of Herat survived the wrath of Genghis Khan; little else in town did. Returning to Herat after 30 years was a thrill for Mike Edwards.