1 of 9 The Bagh-e Babur was once one of Kabul's top tourist spots - containing the tomb of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, who founded the Moghul empire that ruled India for 300 years. (Text and photos: Sanjoy Majumder)
2 of 9 Perched on a hill west of the Afghan capital, it lies scarred by 20 years of war, its trees felled, its grand walls destroyed by shells.
3 of 9 Now the US and German embassies and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture have funded an NGO to begin restoration work at the site.
4 of 9 Bagh-e Babur is a terraced and walled open space containing features and remains of what is thought to be the first Moghul Garden, inspiring many imperial gardens in South Asia.
5 of 9 The pavilion has been fully restored and there are plans for a restaurant. The gardens will be replanted with trees and plants in the Moghul tradition.
6 of 9 An ancient well has been rebuilt too. Despite the magnificent gardens, the buildings are understated and no match for the later Moghul splendour of India.
7 of 9 Babur's tomb is elegant and simple. After successfully invading India in 1526, Babur died in Agra in 1530 aged 47. His body was brought back to be buried here.
8 of 9 Examples of Moghul calligraphy that survived the wars: On the right is Babur's epitaph which traces his lineage back to Timur on his father's side and Genghis Khan on his mother's.
9 of 9 Babur never took to India. His Baburnama memoir laments that there were "no grapes, no musk melons, no first rate fruits or bread in its bazaars".