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Khyber Pass

A mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India.

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... Rosa, and the glacier of the Gran Paradiso, he could show them the fort of Bard, blocking the gorge just as in the days when it checked Napoleon on his road to Marengo. But the memories awakened in him were not only of Napoleon; the valley of the Dora Baltea was a complete image of the Khyber Pass, and Bard the ...
— The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Vol. 2 • Stephen Gwynn

... and Afghanistan, so that the learning and the commercial customs of India at once found easy {96} access to the newly-established schools and the bazaars of Mesopotamia and western Asia. The particular paths of conquest and of commerce were either by way of the Khyber Pass and through Kabul, Herat and Khorassan, or by sea through the strait of Ormuz to Basra (Busra) at the head of the Persian Gulf, and thence to Bagdad. As a matter of fact, one form of Arabic numerals, ...
— The Hindu-Arabic Numerals • David Eugene Smith

Words linked to "Khyber Pass" :   Hindu Kush, notch, mountain pass, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Hindu Kush Mountains, West Pakistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, pass, Islamic State of Afghanistan

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