Tuesday, February 22, 2011
This is a diagram (floor plan) of the late eleventh to twelfth century fortified palace built for the Ghaznawid rulers of Afghanistan and northern India. Part of the northwestern corner of the palace has been eroded by the River Helmand and there was an irrigation canal in the narrow space between the palace and the river (see the green line):
1. Great northeastern tower;
2. Audience hall decorated with wall-paintings and with a small pool fed by the East-West channel (After Schlumberger and Ettinghausen).
D. Nicolle, "Saracen Strongholds 1100-1500," Fortress 87, Osprey Pub.-2009), P. 5