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ABC 029 — Robat-e Sorkh

Panoramic view of the walled-in village of Robat-e Sorkh. There is only one entrance to the village visible in the middle of the wall. Most of the one- and two-storied houses have domed roofs and a badgir. Three higher buildings, looking like pigeon towers. Two horses and a group of men are at the left corner of the village wall. An irrigation canal meanders in the foreground. In the right background stand some leafless trees.
[List:] 29. Robat-i-Súrkh near Herat, looking up the valley.
[Photograph, recto:] 29.
  • Adamec, L.W. (1975): Herat and north-western Afghanistan, p. 379: Surkh, “[…] A ruined robat and haoz, situated at the mouth of the Karokh valley, where it debouches into the Herat plain. [see photo ABC 64] […] About ½ mile southeast of the ruined robat is the small village of Robat-i-Surkh, consisting of 20 houses surrounded by a wall […]”
Image No.
ABC 029
Afghan Boundary Commission 1884-86
ABC 1, Photographs 001 to 057
Sepia print, 150/198 mm
faded, mouldy spots
Place, date
Robat-e Sorkh, 1884
  • 1.57 Pictures of Landscapes, Cities
  • 2.123 Herat and NW-Afghanistan
  • 4.365 Abdur Rahman Khan (1880-1901)
  • 4.416 GB Relations with Great Britain
  • Latitude / Longitude34.406316 / 62.423490
    Google Earth34°22ʹ N / 62°21ʹ E
    Survey of India MapSheet 29, Herat (1916): Robat-i-Surkh, J 43

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