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"TIMUR SHAH MAUSOLEUM,


LOCATION: In Kabul.
 

DATE:
1816-1817

DESCRIPTION: " 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."

From Dupree, N. H. An Historical guide to Afghanistan. Kabul. 1977. p. 86.


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