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The ancient city of Kandahar lay along the Qaytul ridge, west of the modern city and was emptied of its population by Nāder Shah in 1738.
Kandahar and its surroundings have been an important junction connecting Iran and India since ancient times.
Rudi Matthee and Hiroyuki Mashita
There are various reasons why, despite the manifest weaknesses of the Safavid army, Kandahar surrendered to the Safavids.
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi
city in southern Afghanistan (lat 31°36′28″ N, long 65°42′19″ E), the second most important in the country and the capital of Kandahar province.
M. Jamil Hanifi
city in southern Afghanistan (lat 31°36′28″ N, long 65°42′19″ E). Kandahar expanded substantially during the second half of the 20th century by attracting rural labor and by developing new residential quarters (šahr-e naw) and public buildings.
Mohammad Daoud Khan took power in July 1973, his ban on party political activities hit Kandahar too.
Michael G. Morony
a Persian loanword in Arabic meaning a trench or a moat (lit. “dug”), possibly also a wall or an enclosure.
Firoze M. Kotwal and Jamsheed K. Choksy
(1908-1988), Parsi scholar of Zoroastrianism and Iranian languages. He held the position of Secretary of the K. R. Cama Oriental Institute in Bombay for 15 years and edited its Journal. He served as Professor of Avestan Studies at the University of Bombay.This Article Has Images/Tables.
a Turkic tribe of Azerbaijan and the Qom-Verāmin region of central Persia.
town in eastern Kermanshah Province, on the modern road from Hamadan to Kermanshah, identical with a trace of the silk road. Isidorus of Charax (1st century CE) referred to it as Congobar and mentioned a temple of Anāhitā (Anaitis) there. The site has ruins of debated date and nature.This Article Has Images/Tables.