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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"HADDA


LOCATION: Ningrahā
r Province. 9km by road south-east of Jalālābād.


DATE: Kushan-Sasanian, 1st-7th C. (Numismatic, stylistic).


DESCRIPTION:
An extensive area of stupas, monasteries and artificial caves covering approximately 15 square km. All of the sites are stupa-monastery complexes, often with more than one main stupa and always with many votive stupas. Hadda produced an immense artistic wealth of mud and stucco sculpture, many gold, silver and steatite reliquaries, large numbers of coins -many of them Roman- several Kharoshti inscriptions, and many other articles of gold, silver and precious stone. The most spectacular finds came from Tepe Kalān, which produced a gold reliquary studded with emeralds and saphires, and from Tepe Shutor, where reliefs includes the well-known "fish proch" and the statue of Heracles. Some of the caves are decorated. Near Tepe Zargarān there is a series of domed caves, some of which have stucco decoration and frescos, and containing many sculptural fragments. The Tepe Shutor remains and museum were completely destroyed in the fighting in 1980."

From Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris, 1982, P. 116

CONDITION: war damaged;

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