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Old walls of Bactra (Balkh)
March 1978 Noor Mohammad Khan

Old walls of Bactra (Balkh)

Balkh, Northern Afghanistan

About six centuries Before Christ, the land of most of the modern-day Afghanistan was captured by the Persian Emperor, Darius I. Bactra, the present-day city of Balkh, became the capital of the kingdom. After the three centuries of Persian rule, the Greeks under their king, Alexander the Great, overran this land. The Greeks established an independent mini-Greek kingdom of Bactria with its capital at Balkh. It was called "the mother of cities."

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Guest 24-Jul-2015 20:32
I extactly know where that wall is and had visited the area in 2009, i was part of a french team doing excavations around the area. The walls around bala-e-sar. love your pictures.

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