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Qa`la Bost

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Carolin Johansson, Rune Rattenborg
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 10, 2023 11:40 AM History
Qa`la Bost is an ancient fortress within the ancient city of Bust, located on the Helmand River in southern Afghanistan and overseeing a major crossroads linking Kandahar and India to eastern Iran. Standing remains at the site predominantly date to the Islamic Middle Ages, but archaeological finds suggest an occupational history dating back to at least the first millennium BCE.

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settlement (fortified), fort, settlement, archaeological site, citadel


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Carolin Johansson, Rune Rattenborg, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Qa`la Bost: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 25 February 2024]

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