Tomb of Timur Shah Durrani

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The tomb of Timur Shah Durrani (Maqbara-i-Timur Shah) is located in Kabul and was built in 1815. [1]

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It is the mausoleum of Timur Shah Durrani, who was the second ruler of the Durrani Empire, from 1772-1793. In 1776 Timur Shah chose Kabul as the capital of Afghanistan, which was Kandehar until then. [2] He was born in 1748, in Meshed , Iran and died in 1793 in Kabul. [3]

The mausoleum was heavily damaged during the Afghan Civil War. It was fully restored with the aid of the Aga Khan Development Network in 2012. [4] [5] On 19 October 2012 Hamed Karzai, president at the time re-opened the mausoleum. [6]

This is where the son of Ahmad Shah Durrani of the eighteenth century is buried. He unified different parts of Afghanistan. [7]

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