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Herat


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political
Description
Settlement on Alexander the Great's route; at various times subject to Khurasan, Seistan, Bukhara, Turkmen, Safavid, & Persia; Muslim since 7th cen.; destroyed twice by Mongols, 1221 & 1383; rebuilt under independent Afghan kingdom; noted trade center.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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