SPACH Photo Catalogue of Major Priority Sites and Monuments:

Provinces:

Badakhshan Badghis
Baghlan
Balkh
Bamyan
Farah
Faryab
Ghazni
Ghor
Herat
Helmand
Jawzjan
Kabul
Kandahar
Kapisa
Khost
Kunar
Kunduz
Laghman
Logar
Nangarhar
Nimroz
Nuristan
Paktika
Paktya
Parwan
Samangan
Sari Pul
Takhar
Uruzgan
Wardak
Zabu
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"KAKRAK,

LOCATION: Bāmiyān Province. A southern branch of the main  Bāmiyān Valley, 3 km southeast of Bāmiyān.

DATE:
Late Sasanian, 6th-7th (Stylistic); Turk and/or pre-Mongol Islamic, 9th-13th C. (Architectural).

DESCRIPTION: A large niche cut into the cliff face containing a 7 m statue of standing Buddha. It is surrounded by approximately 100 caves, including a sanctuary that contained Sasanian style paintings in near perfect condition. There are also a number of later mud fortifications at and around the caves defending the valley."

From Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris, 1982, p. 141


CONDITION: Buddha statue also blown by the Taliban in 2001.

 
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