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3, P1. 115, Atish. 05, Atish. 02. 2 Stein, 1928, Vol. 3, P1. 115, Atish. 010. 14 Stein reports Seistan Ribbed ware'6 as absent, but an abundance of glazed wares which are described but not illustrated by F. A. D. In medieval times it was known as Zaranj. 19 SITE 9, MIL-I-KASIMABAD: A complex of ruins a few miles northwest of Zahidan in which the most prominent feature is a ruined minaret over 70 feet high. At the top of the minaret two relievo bricks were found. 2' SITE 10, GHALA-TAPPA: A double-walled structure set on a low mound about 1 mile northwest of Mil-i-Kasimabad.

The blood feud, though present, is less significant among the Baluch than among the Pathan. Though the Baluch are strongly Moslem, they are not fanatically so. The Seistan Baluch take great pride in their blood lines; nevertheless the stock is slowly merging with the Tajik and to some extent with the Afghan. Unfortunately there are as yet no archeological data that would give us some idea as to the relative emphasis on cattle raising, sheep and goat herding, and grain agriculture that prevailed in the past in Seistan-all familiar traits in the modern population.

I issued orders that the fortress and city of Seistan should be destroyed and that the treasures and hoards laid up by the Maliks and sovereigns of past ages should be collected and brought into my presence. Timur also destroyed the fortress of Tak (probably Sar-o-Tar6) which guarded the southeastern flank of Seistan proper. But the most significant destruction was that of the entire Band-i-Rustam, which completed the impoverishment of the Southern Delta. D. 7 The capital of Seistan after Timur-i-lang was Kala-i-Fath.

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