Bala Hisar
Balkh, Afghanistan

The Bala Hisar of Balkh is a fortified area within the larger walled enclosure of Balkh situated to the north of the modern city. Abandoned today, the area marks the original location of the city of Balkh before its expansions in the Greek, Kushan, and Islamic periods. The circular enclosure wall with half-round ramparts that stands today dates to the reoccupation of the site during the Timurid period (late 14th-early 15th/late 8th-early 9th c. AH).

Location
Balkh, Afghanistan
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Associated Names
Events
rebuilt late 14th - early 15th/late 8th-early 9th c. AH
Style Periods
1370-1506
Variant Names
بالاحصار
Original
Bala Hisar
Transliterated
Bala Hesar
Alternate transliteration
Bala Hissar
Alternate transliteration
Balkh Citadel
Translated
Building Usages
citadel
military