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A further view of the Pul-e Feringi-Bridge over the Kabul River, SE of the Sherpur cantonment, built by the 5th Company of Bengal Sappers and Miners.Photographs RE 088 – RE 090 show the same bridge.
Place, date
Kabul, January/February 1880
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 100
A square, two-storied military building with loopholes and pitch-noses on all sides, standing on the northern promontory of the hillock Tapa Maranjan (called Siah Sang at that time). The only access to the building is a ladder leading to the first floor.
Place, date
Kabul, Tapa Maranjan, spring 1880
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 101
Panorama. In the centre of the right photograph is the massive construction of the so-called ‘Fort Roberts’ constructed by the British troops on top of Tapa Maranjan (at that time also called Siah Sang), just opposite to the Bala Hissar, which can be seen in the middle of the left photograph. The two panorama photographs RE 074 and 075 were taken close by.
Place, date
Kabul, Tapa Maranjan, spring 1880
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 102
A general view of the so-called Bala Borj (upper tower) from SW. This fortification was constructed on top of the remains of a Buddhist stupa on the crest of the mountain Koh-e Sher Darwaza, marked with A on the General Plan. Another building stands on the right side of the towerlike fortification.
Place, date
Kabul, Koh-e Sher Darwaza, winter 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 103
In the centre of the picture is the British fortification B, built on the highest part of the crest over the mountain Koh-e Sher Darwaza. The photograph was taken near point C, looking SE, along the NE side of the wall and the slope descending in direction to the old city.
Place, date
Kabul, Koh-e Sher Darwaza, 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 104
A view, taken from the NE corner of the roof in the courtyard of the main fortification “B” on the crest of the mountain ridge Koh-e Sher Darwaza. Ten Anglo-Indian native soldiers are crouching in the courtyard and on top of the roof. One man is standing in the doorway to the right.
Place, date
Kabul, Koh-e Sher Darwaza, 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 105
View from the NE end of the roof of the main fortification on the ridge of the Koh-e Sher Darwaza in direction NW. The first fortification was called “Post on the Shahr-Durwazah for 10 rifles, marked C on General Plan”; the second fortification in the background was “Post on the Shahr-Durwazah for 30 rifles, marked D on General Plan”. In the right background, the fort on top of the mountain Koh-e Asma’i can be recognized.
Place, date
Kabul, Koh-e Sher Darwaza, 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 106
General view of the top of Koh-e Asma’i with its extensive fortifications.
Place, date
Kabul, Koh-e Asmai, 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 107
Inside view of the ongoing construction work of the main fortification on top of the Koh-e Asma’i, looking SSW from the roof of the northern barracks.
Place, date
Kabul, Koh-e Asmai, 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 108
Inside view of the ongoing construction work of the main fortification on top of the Koh-e Asma’i, taken from the southern bastion in northern direction.
Place, date
Kabul, Koh-e Asmai, 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
RE 109