Friday, July 31, 2009

The Citadel

The Citadel (Qala-i-Ikhtiyar-ud-din)
The Citadel of Herat was built by Malik Fakhruddin in 1305 A.D. Originally the citadel was bulit by Alexander the Great. The fort was attacked repeatedly by conquerors like Genghis Khan, he Seljuks, the Ghorids, the Mongols, the Timurids, the Safavids. The walls of the citadel tells us the glorious past of Afghanistan.

13 comments:

  1. Very nice picture and that sky is beautiful!

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  2. It's magnificent. I think you can see from yesterday's comments (and the day before!) that so many people are eager to learn about Afghanistan and its people. Thanks for posting.

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  3. Hello Aref! Great and interesting 2nd posting! We are all getting more informed and thereby more and more interested in your city of Herat and Afghanistan! Bravo! Kind greetings from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA
    Leif

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  4. What a beautiful place. Not what I expect to see there anymore. I'm looking forward to more of your posts

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  5. The Citadel has such clean lines and strength. What a history it has gone through!

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  6. Such a beautiful building and thank you for the history. Such beautiful archways and stunning rounded walls. Aref, it's SO good to have a City Daily Photo blogger from Afghanistan. Welcome, welcome to the community.

    Jilly

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  7. I read about your new blog on the Eagan Daily Photo. Congratulations. We need more Daily Photo bloggers from your area of the world to help promote understanding between cultures.

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  8. I look forward to learning more about your city's history and beauty.

    Andrea in Minnesota USA

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  9. Dear friends,
    I am trying to let you all know about my city - Herat,by posting nice photos from people, culture and the its nature. Thanks for encouraging me on this.

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  10. Hi Aref, Marvellous place, great views.
    Hope to visit your country and help your people.
    Ariadna.

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  11. There are no words no said. Only times calms the spirit.
    Ariadna

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