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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