Hund (village)

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Hund is a small village in Swabi district, situated on the right bank of the Indus River about 15 km upstream of Attock Fort and at a distance of about 80 km to the east of Peshawar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, of Pakistan. It was the site of Alexander the Great's crossing of the Indus and an important site of Gandhara ruins.[1]

Hund was the last capital of Gandhara under the Hindu Shahi rulers until the beginning of 11th century AD. when Mahmud of Ghazna defeated Anandapala, the last Hindu Shahi ruler in Gandhara. The Hindu Shahi capital was then shifted to Nandana in the Salt Range.[2] It has also been said that the Mongol invader Changez Khan (Genghis Khan) also followed Khwarzim Shah up to Hund, before the prince jumped into the Indus River on his way to India.[citation needed]

Hund is also said to be the site of Khwarazm Shah's Army's last stand against Genghis Khan.[citation needed] The settlements of Balar Khel are mainly in villages Zaida, Maini, Yaqubi, Yar Hussain, Hund, Ambar, Lahor, Kaddi and Panj Pir in Swabi District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.

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  1. ^ [1][permanent dead link] The Three Capitals of Gandhara . NWFP tourism site
  2. ^ Cafeteria, rest house inaugurated at Hund Museum Wednesday, 7 January 2009 Nisar Mahmood. THE NEWS. Jang group

Coordinates: 34°01′N 72°26′E / 34.017°N 72.433°E / 34.017; 72.433