Aga Khan Trust for Culture – Afghanistan Newsletter – May/June 2008

KABUL IN THE 16th CENTURY

As a preliminary architectural survey takes place of the Bala Hissar, the historic citadel of Kabul, in collaboration with the department of Historic Monuments, an intriguing account has come to light about the turmoil that followed the death in 1556 of the Mughal emperor Humayun. Written by a loyal military officer, Bayazid Bayat, the ‘Memoir of Humayun and Akbar’ (re-printed in Calcutta in 1941) provides an insight into the layout and use of the citadel and adjoining quarters.

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Aga Khan Trust for Culture

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