Balkh is a small city in Balkh Province of Afghanistan. It was a big city hundreds of years ago, but it was ruined by Mongols.
Map showing Balkh (here indicated as Bactres), the capital of Bactria
A silver dirham of the Umayyad Caliphate, minted at Balkh al-Baida in AH 111 (= 729/30 CE).
Remains of a Hellenistic capital found in Balkh.