Bāmiyān Province. In
the Band-i Amīr River Valley, 45 km northwest of
12th-13th C. (Architectural).
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..."
Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan,
Paris, 1982, p. 71