LOCATION: Bamiyan Province. 3km
southeast of the Bamiyan bazar.
DATE: Late Sasanian & Turk,
6th-9th C. (Ceramic); Ghaznavid, 11th-12th C. (Stylistic);
Ghurid, 12th-13th C. (Architectural, ceramic and epigraphic).
DESCRIPTION: Remains of a fortified
urban site, with the remains of a mud-brick fort, the Qal'a-i-Dukhtar,
1km to the east. Construction is mostly mud. The remains include
two early Islamic mosques, and accidental finds have included
an elaborately engrave Ghaznavid brass bowl and an early 13th
C carved wooden door."
From Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris,
1982, p. 244
CONDITION: Site heavily mined but there
are reports of ongoing looting...