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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MINARI-I 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, 1977

Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris, 1982
Ernest, J.Grube Architecture of the Islamic World, edited by G. Michell,1991

 

 

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