Thursday, July 30, 2009

A view from Herat City - Old parts of town


History Herat’s history is quite turbulent and eventful. Achaemenid records says the city appeared first under the name of Haraiva. Alexander the great was first to built a fortress in the city. Arabs captured the city in 651 C.E.. They fought over the city, lost it and regained it again and again. Herat beacame part of the Samanid, Ghaznavid, Saljuk and Ghorid dynasties subsequently. When Mongols attacked the city, Herat was destroyed completely. Mongols under the command of Ghenghis Khan slaughtered the masses and left the city in ruin.

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first posting, Mr. Herat! It looks good! Welcome to "City Daily Photo!" Looking forward to many future daily postings! Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA

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  2. Bienvenu dans le monde des DP. Belle vue de ta ville et merci pour ta leçon d'histoire

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  3. Interesting first post, welcome to City Daily Photo.
    Kind regards, from Italy!

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  4. Leif Hagen asked me to stop and say, Welcome to the Blogging World. My name is really Abraham Lincoln and I am related to our President Abraham Lincoln. I live in Brookville, Ohio with my wife of 54 years, Patty. We have five adult children who are married and living apart.

    I really did like your description of your city and marveled at the last part where Ghenghis Khan destroyed the place and slaughtered all the people. Wars still exist like that and there doesn't seem to be an end to them.

    I was in our Rotary Club here in Brookville for many years but got out of it when I sold my business. I met a lot of nice people in Rotary.

    You would be most welcome at my blog. Come on over, sign up as a Follower and see my photography. Thank you.

    Pick a Peck of Pixels

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  5. "Velkommen" is Norwegian for Welcome, and that is what I will say to you and your blog!
    i look forward to see and read about Herat.
    I found your blog, via Leif`s posting today.

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  6. Hope and Change... interesting nick...

    I follow mr. Leif Hagen, mr. Abe Lincoln and mr. Gunn White and say BEM-VINDO, the Portuguese word to WELCOME. Be welcome to CDP Community. And congratulations for the first post of a long and beautiful serie.

    Thanks for your magnificent History lesson! I m a History teacher and I m delighted!

    marieloupe (from Rio Daily Photo)

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  7. Baruch ha-ba = Blessed is he who comes. Welcome to our world community of city photo-blogging friends.
    Quite a history. But I see from your photo and from the magnificent banner that Herat did not remain in ruins.
    We here in Jerusalem are observing the annual day of mourning and fasting for the destruction of the city that happened on this date in ancient times.
    Cities, and life, rise again.
    Shalom to you.

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  8. Welcome to the "city daily photo" world !
    And congratulation for your first post

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  9. What a beautiful photo in your title! I am a new (one week) city daily photo blogger and I very much hope to be reading yours for a long time.

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  10. Great post to start photo blogging!
    I also welcome you with the portuguese expression 'Bem vindo', this time from Oeiras, Portugal!

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  11. Bienvenue, welcome to CDP. It's really great for us to see different countries and cities and share.

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  12. salam
    welcome to CDP.
    khoshhalam az inke mikhahid keshvaretan ra be donya moarrefi konid. shayad hadafe shoma ham mesle man, moarrefie sarzaminetan be shekli motefavet az an che resane ha be donya migooyand bashad.
    be omide movafaghiate shoma
    Sarah from Iran- Mashhad
    http://day2daypictures.blogspot.com

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  13. Welcome from Lancaster too! Hope to see many more photos from Afghanistan.

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  14. That post is a mouthful! It sounds like you have a lot to teach us. I look forward to the learning. Welcome.

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  15. welcome to City Daily Photo community! :)

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  16. Welcome to you from Montpellier, France and long live to you and your city, and to your blog.

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  17. Guten Tag
    Ich heisse Monica, bin 45 Jahre alt und wohne im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Europa). Ich habe Ihren Blog über Leif Hagen gefunden. Leif und ich sind seit 27 Jahren miteinander befreundet. Ich werde versuchen, jeden Tag auf Ihren Blog zu schauen. Machen Sie weiter so.

    Greetings from the Principality of Liechtenstein
    Monica Grigis

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  18. Welcome in our Community City Daily Photo
    and greetings from Grace in Berlin, Germany

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  19. Mr. Herat! You're a City Daily Photo star already on your first day and first posting! I'll translate the "Anonymous" comment above:
    Good day
    My name is Monica, age 45 and live in Principality of Liechtenstein. I found your blog from Leif Hagen. Leif and I have been friends for 27 years.I'll try to look daily at your blog. Keep up the good work.

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  20. (Bienvenido) Welcome to the CDP community and congratulations for your first post, a piece of history. The name you choose for your profile is great, so Hope and Change to you, your country and all the countries in trouble including mine. Greetings from Mexico.

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  21. welcome and hello from France

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  22. Bienvenido, welcome to the CDP family! Very nice first picture! I vaguely remember passing hrough Herat when I was 5 or so, on the road to Kathmandu. One day, I will do the road again, and I will come to Herat!

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  23. Hi and welcome to CDP! Leif Hagen recommended your blog and here I am! Looking forward to more pictures.

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  24. hehe ...you did good job, you must make Leif Hagen very proud now :)

    Your city is beautiful.

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  25. hi.. welcome to cdpb... looking forward to see more photos from you... i think we can all learn a lot form your city. more power... :-)

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  26. Welcome to City Daily Photo. Your photo is beautiful and I found your post enlightening and interesting. Please continue to post and we will all continue to read and follow.

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  27. Might be thi sblog could tell every one about afghanistan how looks like after Taliban Period. Keep posting Mr. Herat..!!

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  28. Congrat on yr blog. Look forward to reading yr blog everyday.

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  29. Lovely shot.

    It can be good and bad to build a city on a major route. It'd be great for commerce during times of peace but would also be coveted by the greedy.

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  30. Dear all friends,
    I am so happy and realy impressed by your nice and encouraging comments. What I want to tell you all brothers and sisters as well as the whole world is that we can build a country which has suffered for more than three decades of war and destructions. A little hope toward bringing a huge change is the key and all this needs to be done through a heart with full of love, passion, loyalty, and happiness. Love you all and will share what has never been told about my country and its people through media.
    I am looking forward to hearing and learning more and more from you and your experiences through pictures and connections.

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  31. Hello from the native country of Alexandre the great! I was born just a few km from his homecity, in Thessaloniki.
    I came through dear Leif Hagen too!

    I watched at this post's photo enlarged and I was astonished!
    Congadulations!

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