Some damage was also inflicted on it in 1813, when Napoleon made it the centre of his operations; one of the buttresses and two arches of the old bridge were then blown up. The dismantling of the fortifications had been begun by the French in, 810, and was gradually completed after 1817, the space occupied by them being appropriated to gardens and promenades.
That famous city lost all except its religious importance under the Ptolemies; after the dcstruction or dismantling by Lathyrus it formed only a series of villages.
The dismantling of its fortifications began in 1760, but fragments of the old walls remain.
After a long halt there he advanced (August 20), and gaining rapid successes, occupied Kabul (September 15), where Nott, after retaking and dismantling Ghazni, joined him two days later.
He mentions the uproar of the victors in the Temple; the dismantling of the walls; the exile of king and princes (verses i-9).