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Ahmed Shah Durrani
Ahmad Shāh Durrānī (c. 1722 – 16 October 1772) (Pashto: احمد شاه دراني), also known as Ahmad Khān Abdālī (احمد خان ابدالي), was the founder of the Durrani
Durrani
Empire and is regarded as the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan.[1][2][3][4] He began his career by enlisting as a young soldier in the military of the Afsharid kingdom and quickly rose to become a commander of the Abdali Regiment, a cavalry of four thousand Abdali Pashtun soldiers.[5] After the assassination of Nader Shah
Nader Shah
Afshar in 1747, Ahmad Shah Durrani
Durrani
was chosen as King of Afghanistan. Rallying his Afghan tribes and allies, he pushed east towards the Mughal and the Maratha empires of India, west towards the disintegrating Afsharid Empire of Persia, and north toward the Khanate of Bukhara
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Mazandaran Province
Mazandarani (Tabari)[5] Persian[5] Gilaki[6][7] Mazandaran
Mazandaran
Province  pronunciation (help·info), (Persian: استان مازندران‎ Ostān-e Māzandarān/Ostân-e Mâzandarân), is an Iranian province located along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea
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Mausoleum
A mausoleuma is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people. A monument without the interment is a cenotaph
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Mughal Empire
The Mughal Empire
Empire
(Urdu: مغلیہ سلطنت‬‎, translit. Mughliyah Saltanat)[8][2] or Mogul Empire[9] was an empire in the Indian subcontinent, founded in 1526
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Maratha Empire
The Maratha
Maratha
Empire
Empire
or the Maratha
Maratha
Confederacy was an Indian power that dominated much of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
in the 18th century. The empire formally existed from 1674 with the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji
Shivaji
and ended in 1818 with the defeat of Peshwa
Peshwa
Bajirao
Bajirao
II. The Marathas are credited to a large extent for ending Mughal rule in India.[3][note 1][4][5][6] The Marathas were a Marathi warrior group from the western Deccan Plateau (present day Maharashtra) that rose to prominence by establishing a Hindavi Swarajya
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Khanate Of Bukhara
The Khanate of Bukhara
Bukhara
(or Khanate of Bukhoro) (Persian: خانات بخارا‎; Uzbek: Buxoro Xonligi) was a Central Asian[4] state from the second quarter of the 16th century to the late 18th century. Bukhara
Bukhara
became the capital of the short-lived Shaybanid
Shaybanid
empire during the reign of Ubaydallah Khan (1533–1540). The khanate reached its greatest extent and influence under its penultimate Shaybanid
Shaybanid
ruler, the scholarly Abdullah Khan II
Abdullah Khan II
(r. 1577–1598). In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Khanate was ruled by the Janid Dynasty (Astrakhanids or Hashtarkhanids). They were the last Genghisid descendants to rule Bukhara. In 1740, it was conquered by Nadir Shah, the Shah
Shah
of Iran
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Khorasan Province
Khorasan (Persian: استان خراسان‎  listen (help·info)) (also transcribed as Khurasan and Khorassan, also called Traxiane during Hellenistic
Hellenistic
and Parthian times) was a province in north eastern Iran, but historically referred to a much larger area east and north-east of the Persian Empire
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Kashmir
Kashmir
Kashmir
is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley
Kashmir Valley
between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range
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North India
North India
India
is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India
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Amu Darya
The Amu Darya, also called the Amu or Amo River, and historically known by its Latin name Oxus, is a major river in Central Asia. It is formed by the junction of the Vakhsh and Panj rivers, in the Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve on the border between Tajikistan
Tajikistan
and Afghanistan, and flows from there north-westwards into the southern remnants of the Aral Sea
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Arabian Sea
The Arabian Sea, also known as Sea
Sea
of Oman, is a region of the northern Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
bounded on the north by Pakistan
Pakistan
and Iran, on the west by northeastern Somalia
Somalia
and the Arabian Peninsula, and on the east by India. Historically the sea has been known by other names including the Erythraean Sea
Sea
and the Persian Sea. Its total area is 3,862,000 km2 (1,491,000 sq mi) and its maximum depth is 4,652 metres (15,262 ft)
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Shrine Of The Cloak
A shrine (Latin: scrinium "case or chest for books or papers"; Old French: escrin "box or case")[1] is a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which they are venerated or worshipped. Shrines often contain idols, relics, or other such objects associated with the figure being venerated.[2] A shrine at which votive offerings are made is called an altar. Shrines are found in many of the world's religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese folk religion, Shinto, and Asatru as well as in secular and non-religious settings such as a war memorial
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Nader Shah
Khorasan CampaignMashhad Sangan SabzevarAfghan Campaigns1st Afghan CampaignKafer Qal'eh Herat
Herat
17292nd Afghan Campaign QandaharSafavid restorationDamghan Khwar pass Murche-Khort Isfahan ZarghanFirst Ottoman WarWest Persian CampaignNahavand MalayerTahmasp's CampaignYerevanMesopotamian Campaign1st Baghdad Samarra Kirkuk Caucasus
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Hotak Dynasty
The Hotak dynasty
Hotak dynasty
(Pashto: د هوتکيانو ټولواکمني‎) was an Afghan monarchy of the Ghilji
Ghilji
Pashtuns,[1][2] established in April 1709 by
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Fortification
Fortifications are military constructions, or buildings, designed for the defense of territories in warfare and also used to solidify rule in a region during peace time. For many thousands of years, humans have constructed defensive works in a variety of increasingly complex designs. The term is derived from the Latin
Latin
fortis ("strong") and facere ("to make"). From very early history to modern times, walls have often been necessary for cities to survive in an ever-changing world of invasion and conquest. Some settlements in the Indus Valley Civilization
Indus Valley Civilization
were the first small cities to be fortified. In ancient Greece, large stone walls had been built in Mycenaean Greece, such as the ancient site of Mycenae
Mycenae
(famous for the huge stone blocks of its 'cyclopean' walls)
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