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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JAWZJAN

"TILLA TEPE:

LOCATION: Jauzjan Province. 5km of Shibarghan, 2km to the east of the road to Andkhui.

DATE: Early Iron Age, c. 1300-800 BC (C-14, ceramic); Kushan, 100 BC-100AD. (Stylistic).

DESCRIPTION: A mound c. 80 m diam. And 4m high, enclosed by mud-brick walls c. 1.5 high. Inside is a temple consisting of two halls with 15 columns and a cruciform altar. The site is possibly a very early Indo-Iranian settlement. In early Kushan period Tilla Tepe was re-used as a necropolis for a wealthy family. In 1978 six burials were excavated, consisting of raised wooden coffins containing burial adornments of silk, gold and silver. Some 20,000 objects were recovered, consisting of bracelets, bowls, clasps, buttons, weapons, statuary jewellery, etc., representing a mixture of Indian, Central Asian, Iranian and Hellenistic styles.”

From Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris, 1982, p. 278

 
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