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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SHAHR-I GHULGULA,

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...


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