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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"KĀFIR QAL'A,

LOCATION: Bāmiyān Province. On the south side of the Saighān  Valley, 2 km west of Saighān 'Alaqadari on the route to Deh Iman and Dandānshikān Pass.

DATE:
Turk /pre-Mongol Islamic, 9th-13th C. (Architectural).

DESCRIPTION: Remains of a fortress on two spurs on the side of the valley, consisting of ruins of high mud walls and towers."

From Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris, 1982, p. 138


CONDITION: carved stucco weather-worn, one arch dangerously cracked; remedial attention urgently needed.

 

 

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