TITLE

Khulm

PUB. DATE
March 2017
SOURCE
Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition;Q1 2017, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Khulm (kŏlm), formerly Tashkurgan or Tash-Kurgan (täsh′kŏrgän″), town, N Afghanistan. It has extensive fruit orchards and is a market for wool and sheep with a notable covered bazaar. Khulm is commonly identified with the ancient town of Aornos on Alexander the Great's line of march (330–329 B.C.). Later known as Khulm, it was destroyed in mid-16th cent.; the ruins are to the north of present-day Khulm.
ACCESSION #
39016031

 

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