Timur Shah, son of Ahmad Shah Durrani, moved the capital of
Afghanistan from Kandahar to Kabul in 1776. His was an uneasy
rule (1772-1793) and the chaos which followed his death prevented
the completion of his mausoleum, a massive octagonal structure
built in the style of early Moghul and Afghan kings of Delhi.
It is similar in design to that of his father's mausoleum
in Kandahar which is, however, ornately decorated while Timur
Shah's has no decoration whatsoever. It was built in 1816-1817
by Omar Khan."
Dupree, N. H. An Historical guide to Afghanistan. Kabul.
1977. p. 86.