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Nov 23, 2014

Shadi Bagiar at the Entrance to the Khyber Pass, Photograph Taken by John Burke in 1878

Shadi Bagiar at the Entrance to the Khyber Pass
Shadi Bagiar at the Entrance to the Khyber Pass

Shadi Begiar, mouth of Khyber
Shadi Begiar, mouth of Khyber, Shadi Begiar, mouth of KhyberPhotograph taken from Sarkai Hill, left of Khyber pass

The Khyber Pass, extending for 33 miles (53 kms), is the most northerly and important of the passes between Afghanistan and Pakistan, connecting Kabul and Peshawar. It runs through the arid and broken mountains which form the last spurs of the Safed Koh range of the Hindu Kush. Three miles beyond Jamrud is the entrance to the Pass from the opening called Shadi Bagiar. The Peshawar Valley Field Force entered the Pass traversing Shadi Bagiar.

From : British Library