Sites & cities that bear the name of Bagram


Today in : Afghanistan
First trace of activity : ca. 6th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Αλεξάνδρεια στον Καύκασο, Alexandria in the Caucasus, Kapisa, Kamboja, Kabusha, Kaviśiye, Kapisha, Kapiśi, Kai-pi-chi, Kapici, بگرام‎, Begrâm

Description : Bagram () (Persian: بگرام‎) is a town and seat in Bagram District in Parwan Province of Afghanistan, about 25 kilometers north of the capital Kabul. It is the site of an ancient city located at the junction of the Ghorband and Panjshir Valley, near today's city of Charikar, Afghanistan. The location of this historical town made it a key passage from Ancient India along the Silk Road, leading westwards through the mountains towards Bamiyan, and north over the Kushan Pass to the Baghlan Valley and, past the impressive statement of Kushan power at Surkh Kotal, to the great commercial centre of Balkh and the rest of northern Afghanistan.

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