Shahr-e Gholghola

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Shahr-e Gholghola (City of Screams)
Native name
Persian: شهر غلغله
Shahr-e-Gholghola or the 'City of Screams', Taken Sept 9, 2009 near Bamyan City, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. This was the site of 13th Century massacre of the city's population by Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan, avenging the murder of his favorite grandson. If you look closely you can see a few people sitting atop. Those are Afghanistan forces watching the valley. The ruins are riddled with landmines and is a safety hazard for anyone moving around the mound.
Location Bamyan, Afghanistan

Shahr-e Gholghola also (City of Screams) is 13th century city in Bamyan, Afghanistan which was conquered by Genghis Khan after months of surrounding. The ruins still remain close to the Bamyan town.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Gholghola, a sign of old civilization in Bamyan". 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Shahr-e Gholghola in Bamiyan, Afghanistan". Lonely Planet. 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2012-05-09.