CHAKRI, early A.D. Buddhist pillar
LOCATION: Kabul Province.
Overlooking the Kabul Valley, 15 km southeast of Kabul, on
top of a high pass from shiwaki to Musa-i Logar.
DESCRIPTION: A cylindrical diaper
masonry pillar on a square base, surmounted by a lotus motf.
Neaby are the remains of a monastery.
PHYSICAL CONDITION: war damaged from
rocket; Collapsed for as yet unknown reason March 1998
DOCUMENTATION: Dupree, N.H. Status of Afghanistan's cultural
heritage, SPACH Library series N°1. Peshawar, 1998
Dupree,N.H. An Historical Guide to Afghanistan, Tokyo,
Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan,
Ernest, J.Grube Architecture of the Islamic World,
edited by G. Michell,1991