Historic Karachi

“According to legend, this city of abundant sunshine and cool sea breezes began its life as a small fishing village named Kolachi-jo-Kun and later, Kolachi-jo-Goth. An early reference to a place called “Krokola” (which is believed to be the site of present day Karachi) can also be got from one of Alexander the Great’s admirals who used its natural harbor near the Indus delta as the point from where the Greek soldiers sailed home after defeat on the Indus.

“Kolachi-jo-Goth meaning the village of Kolachi, was named after an old woman known as Mai Kolachi who first settled in this area…”

Image and text from Historic Karachi


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