It is located in the central-east part of the country. Ghazni as ancient city dwellings of the philosophers pdf withstood numerous military invasions. Ghazni is a trading and transit hub in central Afghanistan. Districts 3 and 4 also have large institutional areas.
There are 15,931 total number of dwellings in Ghazni city. 329 BC, and called Alexandria in Opiana. Many iconoclastic campaigns were launched from Ghazni into India, resulting in the destruction of ancient temples, libraries and palaces. The Ghaznavids took Islam to India and returned with fabulous riches taken from Indian princes and temples. Ala’uddin, it soon became their secondary capital in 1173, and subsequently flourished once again.
I met the amir Buruntayh. He treated me well and wrote to his representatives at Ghazna enjoining them to show me honour. We went on to the village of Charkh , it being now summer, and from there to the town of Ghazna. His grave is in this city and is surmounted by a hospice.
The greater part of the town is in ruins and nothing but a fraction of it remains, though it was once a large city. Ghazna, but I did not visit it. Their sides are decorated with intricate geometric patterns. Some of the upper sections of the minarets have been damaged or destroyed. According to inscriptions, the towers were constructed by Mahmud of Ghazni and his son. Afghanistan’s greatest empire have survived wars and invasions, the two toffee-colored minarets, adorned with terra-cotta tiles were raised in the early 12th century as monuments to the victories of the Afghan armies that built the empire. By the time the Ghurids had finalized the Ghaznavid removal from Ghazni, the city was a cultural center of the eastern Islamic world.
The Buddhist site at Ghazni is known as Tapar Sardar and consists of a stupa on a hilltop, surrounded by a row of smaller stupas. It is believed to have been built in the 8th Century AD as part of a monastery complex. In the 1980s, a mud brick shelter was created to protect the sculpture, but the wood supports were stolen for firewood and the shelter partially collapsed. Buddha up, believing it to be idolatrous. 1990s put the relics of Ghazni in jeopardy. Ghazni’s strategic position, both economically and militarily, assured its revival, albeit without its dazzling former grandeur. In 2010, the United States established the Lincoln Learning Center in Ghazni.