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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"SHRINE OF ALI,

LOCATION: In Band-i Amir. Bamiyan Province. Beside the main lake, the Band-i-Haibat (Dam of Awe).


DATE: Built eighty years ago
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DESCRIPTION: "The shrine... is known as the Qadamjoy Shah-i-Aulia or The Place Where Ali Stood (Shah-i-Aulia, meaning King of Saints, is one of the many titles by which Ali, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammad, is known). the incredible existence of these jewel-like lakes in the midst of such a desolate land is, of course, attributed to miraculous causes."

From Dupree, N. H. An Historical guide to Afghanistan. Kabul. 1977. p.175


CONDITION:  Attention urgently needed.

 
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