The Zanburak Shah Wall in Kabul is one of the country's ancient monuments and has a 1400-year history.
According to legend, two brothers named Zanburak Shah and Zanbilik Shah, both rulers, built this ancient wall in pre-Islamic times.
The city of Kabul's history, dating from ancient times, is represented in its ancient monuments that can still be seen.
“There were two kings who did not get along well with each other. Their names were Zanburak Shah and Zanbilik Shah, they chose this place to fight, at that time, people were fighting with swords. They were fighting over this wall,” said Akbar, a resident of Kabul.
“They baked the clay of the wall and people were bringing the baked clay to build the wall. If it was not perfect, they would not use it at all. It was almost pre-Islamic and the reason that the wall still remains is because its earth has hardened,” said Omar Ali, a resident of Kabul.
Some people believe that thousands of young people were placed inside the wall instead of clay and mud to set an example for those who did not perform effectively during its construction.
“This wall was built because on one side of the wall there was a forest and on the other side there were the people. It was like a position… as far as we remember from our elders about the story, here people were bringing mud in their hands, those who could not carry the mud were put inside the wall instead of mud,” said Mohammad Ashraf, a resident of Kabul.
This large wall towers above the city on top of the Sher Darwaza (Lion's Door) mountain. Previous governments have sponsored repair work on various sections of the wall.
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