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Amir Abdur Rahman Period: Pavilion, Bagh-i-Babur 1883.

1909
Little attention was paid to gardens during the years of discord before Amir Abdur Rahmans came to the throne in 1880 when contending pretenders to the throne of Kabul fought one another so viciously. Bagh-i-Babur was no exception. By 1880 it was in a deplorable state. The Amir, passionately fond of flowers and gardens, soon undertook needed repairs. In 1883 he built a pavilion on the 12th terrace where he resided from time to time while the Arg citadel/palace was being constructed. The pavilion, 29.1 meters x 10.5 meters, was also frequently used as a guest house to accommodate foreign missions employees and visitors who began to arrive n increasing numbers, including Major Cleveland, surgeon to the Amir for several years after 1895 - and Mrs. Cleveland. The gardens in front of the pavilion were often the venue for court function and enjoyed by family outings. Here in the back row: left to right: Rasmiya, mother of Khairiya; Sara Khanoum, sister of Mahmud Tarzi; Prince Enayatulla, eldest son of Amir Habibullah; Khairiya, wife of Prince Enayatullah: Afaq Sultan, a sister of the Prince; Huriya, a sister of Khairiya. Seated in the front row are nieces and nephews of Sara Khanoum and brothers and sisters of Khairya, including Soraya (second left), sister of Khairya, later King Amanullah's Queen, From the KES Collection No. 207/2.

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KABUL I: BEGINNINGS
1909<br />
Little attention was paid to gardens during the years of discord before Amir Abdur Rahmans came to the throne in 1880 when contending pretenders to the throne of Kabul fought one another so viciously. Bagh-i-Babur was no exception. By 1880 it was in a deplorable state. The Amir, passionately fond of flowers and gardens, soon undertook needed repairs. In 1883 he built a pavilion on the 12th terrace where he resided from time to time while the Arg citadel/palace was being constructed. The pavilion, 29.1 meters x 10.5 meters, was also frequently used as a guest house to accommodate foreign missions employees and visitors who began to arrive n increasing numbers, including Major Cleveland, surgeon to the Amir for several years after 1895 - and Mrs. Cleveland. The gardens in front of the pavilion were often the venue for court function and enjoyed by family outings. Here in the back row: left to right: Rasmiya, mother of Khairiya; Sara Khanoum, sister of Mahmud Tarzi; Prince Enayatulla, eldest son of Amir Habibullah; Khairiya, wife of Prince Enayatullah: Afaq Sultan, a sister of the Prince; Huriya, a sister of Khairiya. Seated in the front row are nieces and nephews of Sara Khanoum and brothers and sisters of Khairya, including Soraya (second left), sister of Khairya, later King Amanullah's Queen, From the KES Collection No. 207/2.