- a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria; center of Zoroastrianism.
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Balkh and Bokhara there meet Bengal and Bombay, and try to draw eye-teeth.
There is therefore no difficulty in accepting Balkh as the Greek Baktria.
Such is the general system of the Balkh communications with Kabul.
From Balkh to Khulm is about 50 miles and may well pass as two days' journey.
There is no mosque to the north of Balkh, nor is the citadel square.
- a region of N Afghanistan, corresponding to ancient Bactria. Chief town: Mazar-i-Sharif
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