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“Kaʿba of Zoroaster,” an ancient building at Naqš-e Rostam near Persepolis.
popular dish which traditionally consists of meat cut in cubes, or ground and shaped into balls; these are threaded onto a skewer and broiled over a brazier of charcoal embers.
one of the long ranges of the Zagros mountains, lying between Iran’s two western provinces of Loristan and Ilām.
Arabic term used in calendrical context; “intercalary,” “embolismal.” It is applied to several readjustments that occurred in the Iranian solar calendar.
a monthly magazine with the full title Kābol:ʿElmi, adabi, ejtemāʿi, tariḵi. The periodical was founded by the Kabul Literary Society (Anjoman-e Adabi-e Kābol), 1931-40.
Rawan Farhadi and J. R. Perry
the colloquial Persian spoken in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, and its environs. It has been a common and prestigious vernacular for several centuries, since Kabul was long ruled by dynasts of Iran (the Safavids) or India (the Mughals) for whom Persian was the language of culture and administration.This Article Has Images/Tables.
(also known as Kāboli Naqšbandi and Heravi), historiographer and poet of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
(Kābol), capital of Afghanistan, also the name of its province and a river.
Kabul is part of a system of high level basins, the elevation of which varies from 1,500 to 3,600 meters, extends—geographically speaking—beyond the administrative borders of the present-day province.
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Before the period of war and unrest in Afghanistan that started in 1978, almost all the functions concerned with governing the country and directing its international relations were concentrated in Kabul. This primacy among Afghan cities is due to an exceptionally favorable geographical site.This Article Has Images/Tables.