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    old Dabul

    by besal Updated Jun 16, 2008

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    In our History books, Bhanbore is referred as Dabul, where Mohd. Bin Qasim, a 17 year old Arab General, landed to free Arab traders who were being held hostage at the small fort on this sight. The city was attacked using a device called "Manjaneek", a catapult that threw large stones. This is also considered a milestone when Islam first entered the Subcontinent.

    The site boasts a small museum (worth seeing) housing various artifacts dug out, and a nice replica of the battle that was fought eons ago. The ancient fort ruins are situated on a small hillock overlooking the Arabian Sea/Creek.

    On National highway, past Dhabejji, a fading sign on the right side will direct you toward this site.

    For more details on this and other attractions around this area, see my Thatta pages (link below)

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    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

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    Where the 17 year old conquerer landed.

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Nov 19, 2003

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    At about 64 kms (38 miles) from Karachi on the right side of the Highway is the famous historic site of Bhambore, assumed to be the remains of the town of Deebal, where a young general at 17 viz. Mohammad Bin Qasim had landed from Baghdad in 711 AD to conquer Sindh after defeating the local ruler Raja Dahir.

    The site has a small museum, remains of an old mosque amongst other archeological relics, and green lawns where visitors tend to relax and play cricket. The balls seem to get lost in semi-desert plantation.

    A mud track to South leads to a hill from where one can have magnificient view of the Arabian Sea and mangroves in the distance. In 711 A.D., the sea must have been very near to allow Qasim and his army to land.

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