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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"CHEHEL BURJ,

LOCATION: Bāmiyān Province. In the Band-i Amīr  River Valley, 45 km northwest of Yakawlang.

DATE:
Ghurid, 12th-13th C. (Architectural).

DESCRIPTION: Remains of a huge fortress commanding a fork in the road, consisting of three lines of walls completely surrounding a hill. The walls are re-inforced by over 300 large towers up to 20 m high, and have loopholes in the form of long slits surmounted by three distinctive triangular openings. Construction is of mud-brick throughout on a stone foundation. To the west are the possible remains of a small town or bazar, enclosed by a wall. There are also many caves in the vicinity..."

From Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris, 1982, p. 71


CONDITION:


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