"Finally the Valyrians marched on their capital of Old Ghis and obliterated it, turning its streets and buildings to ash with dragonflame and wiping the Ghiscari people and their culture off the face of the Earth."
A map showing the location of Old Ghis on the continent of Essos.
The ruins of Old Ghis are located south from Astapor.
Old Ghis is a ruined city, located in the region of Ghiscar on the southern coast of Essos. It was once the ancient capital of the Ghiscari Empire, but was destroyed by the Valyrian Freehold with the use of dragons.
The city is located south of Slaver's Bay, on the eastern coastline of the Gulf of Grief. The city of New Ghis, its successor, is located on an island not far to the south.[2