SPACH Photo Catalogue of Major Priority Sites and Monuments:

Provinces:

Badakhshan Badghis
Baghlan
Balkh
Bamyan
Farah
Faryab
Ghazni
Ghor
Herat
Helmand
Jawzjan
Kabul
Kandahar
Kapisa
Khost
Kunar
Kunduz
Laghman
Logar
Nangarhar
Nimroz
Nuristan
Paktika
Paktya
Parwan
Samangan
Sari Pul
Takhar
Uruzgan
Wardak
Zabu
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BALA HISSAR

LOCATION: In Balkh city, to the north.

DESCRIPTION: "The crumbling walls encircling the fort area were built for the most part in the Timurid period upon earlier foundations wich may go back to the Kushan period in the early centuries A.D. The grat knot of ruins to the east was the Arg or Citadel."

From Dupree, N.H. An Historical Guide to Afghanistan, Kabul, 1977, p.399


CONDITION: Area heavily looted

 

 

 

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