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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.
Image No.
ABC 093
Afghan Boundary Commission 1884-86
ABC 2, Photographs 058 to 116
Sepia print, 149/204 mm
background faded, some mouldy spots
Place, date
Kashka Kotal, July 1, 1885
  • 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 / Longitude34.637520 / 63.109240
    Google Earth34°42ʹ N / 62°57ʹ E
    Survey of India MapSheet 29, Herat (1916): Kashka P., P 87

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