Built in the 1920s by King Amanullah Khan, the palace was meant to be the center of a new capital for modern Afghanistan. It was abandoned when the King was removed from power. It was gutted by fire in 1969, then restored to house the Ministry of Defense. It was again gutted by fire in the coup of 1978. Currently restoration efforts are underway.
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