ABC 093 — Kashka Kotal Pass
View of the boulder landscape of the Kashka Kotal Pass. In the left background the faded contour of the bare Naratu.
[List:] 93. From Kashka Kotal to the north, with Naratu.
- Collection Afghan Boundary Commission, photographs ABC 34-38: same place.
- Yate, C.E. (1888): Northern Afghanistan or Letters from the Afghan Boundary Commission, p. 6: “The 1st of July we devoted to a trip to Naratu, a curious old fort on a scarped hill some 12 miles to the north. Our road led over the Band-i-Kashka, and then wound along the hillsides for some miles, finally descending into a sort of valley or plateau to the old fort called Kilah-i-Aman Beg, after the Dehzingeh Hazarah who built it, not far from the ziarat of Kwajah Dehistan. […]”
- Niedermayer, O. (1924): Afganistan, pl. 238-240: photographs of “Kelle Nareiman”.
- Adamec, L.W. (1975): Herat and north-western Afghanistan, p. 256: Kashka Kotal; p. 317: Naratu or Naraiman; pp. 432-433: Zarmast.
Afghan Boundary Commission 1884-86
ABC 2, Photographs 058 to 116
Sepia print, 149/204 mm
background faded, some mouldy spots
Kashka Kotal, July 1, 1885