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General view inside the remains of the Residency, taken from the slope of the Upper Bala Hissar. RE 067 provides a continuation to the right.
Place, date
Kabul, November-December 1879
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 066
A bird's-eye view of the complex of the Residency, taken from the Upper Bala Hissar, presenting the destroyed buildings around the courtyards. This photograph is almost a continuation of RE 066 to the right, but taken from a different position further to the right and higher up.
Place, date
Kabul, November-December 1879
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 067
Frontal view of the northern (courtyard) facade of the southern part of the main building within the Residency. These rooms were occupied by the British Resident Major Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari, K.C.B., C.S.I.
Place, date
Kabul, November-December 1879
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 068
This photograph was taken after the explosion of the powder magazines in the Upper Bala Hissar, looking from the western end of the courtyard in direction NE. In the background the tomb of Sultan Telai is visible on the slope of Tapa Maranjan, which was called Siah Sang by the British.
Place, date
Kabul, November-December 1879
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 069
Folding panorama, taken half way up to the Borj-e Bala (upper tower) over the whole of the Bala Hissar, after levelling the buildings in the western part of the lower Bala Hissar. In the middle of the northern front of Bala Hissar the 'Mustaufi's House'; at the right end 'Shah Shoja's former palace in Bala Hissar, our Commissariat yard'.
Place, date
Kabul, early spring 1880
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 070
Darwaza Lahori is situated at the eastern end of a bazaar street in continuation of the famous Chahar Chatta bazaar. The gate is crowned with battlements. It consists of a large rectangular wooden door, leading into a dark doorway. Two walled graves Ziyarats are to the left of the gate; to the right of the gate the remains of a circular construction, probably a tower.
Place, date
Kabul, winter 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 071
Panorama of a view from the eastern slope of the Koh-e Asma’i in direction NE. In the background the two Tapa-ye Bemaru Hills and in front of them the British military camp of Sherpur. In the foreground some orchards at the northern end of Deh Afghanan, at the foot of Koh-e Asma’i. At the right margin Bagh-e Shahi (Kings Garden), where later on Amir Abd or-Rahman constructed the Arg-palace. Panorama RE 073 is taken from the same point.
Place, date
Kabul, winter 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 072
Panorama of a general view over the city of Kabul from the lower slopes of the mountain Koh-e Asma’i, above Deh Afghanan, in direction SE. In the left background Tapa Maranjan. In the middle background the fortifications of the Upper Bala Hissar, in front of it, the domed building of the mausoleum of Timur Shah. Panorama RE 072 is taken from the same point.
Place, date
Kabul, winter 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 073
Panorama view, taken from Tapa Maranjan (at that time called Siah Sang by the British), in front of Fort Roberts in direction WSW to NW. It shows the Upper and Lower Bala Hissar to the left and the old city in front of the mountain Koh-e Sher Darwaza. Dehmazang gorge is at the joint of the two photographs, followed by Koh-e Asma’i to the right. Some of the structures on the right part of the picture may have belonged to the British Cantonment at the time of the First Afghan War in 1840. Photograph RE 102 was taken close by and shows the Fort Roberts.
Place, date
Kabul, winter 1879/80
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 074
Panorama. In the centre of the left 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 background to the right of the Fort. Photograph RE 102 shows the fort from the other side.
Place, date
Kabul, spring 1880
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
RE 075