Shahr-e-Gholghola-The City of Screams

Oct 19, 2011   //   by Hameed   //   Uncategorized  //  5 Comments

From the plaque:
Shahr-e-Gholghola (“City of Screams”) is a for­ti­fied urban site dat­ing from late Sas­san­ian (6th c. AD) through to the Ghorid period (12th-13th CC.). The citadel on this hill site was the heart of the Islamic city of Bamyan fol­low­ing the decline of Bud­dhism here from the 8th cen­tury AD.
Shahr-e-Gholghola is believed to have been destroyed by the Mon­gols under Genghis Khan, who invaded it in 1221 and mas­sa­cred all the inhab­i­tants. The site’s name is said to date from this massacre.

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