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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LOCATION: In Herat city.

DESCRIPTION: “Built in its present form by the Kart Malik Fakhruddin in 1305 A.D. and named for another popular Kart governor, Herat’s citadel has a long and stormed history.
Genghis Khan and Tamerlane fought beneath its walls but Tamerlane’son, Shah Rukh, embellished them after 7000 men had repaired the damage wrought by his father. The citadel was the heart of the Timurid Empire for a hundred years (1405-1506) but once the empire began to disintegrate, it was constantly battered by attacks from Uzbak and Persian. In the 19th century, the citadel was held independent by contenders to the throne of Kabul until Amir Abdur Rahman secured its allegiance in 1881. Then, for a few brief moments in 1929 Herat’s governor declared for Habibullah II, also known as Bacha Saqao, the Tajik adventurer from the Koh Daman who sat on the throne of Kabul for nine months. Troops are stationed in the fortress today.”

From Dupree, N. H. An historical guide to Afghanistan. Kabul. 1977. p. 244


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