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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SAMANGAN

"TAKHT-I RUSTAM,

LOCATION: Samang
ān Province. 2km south of the centre of Haibak.

DATES: Kushano- Sasanian, 4th-5th C. (Architectural); Ghaznavid & Seljuk, 11th-12th C. (Numismatic).

DESCRIPTION:
A stupa-monastery complex, all completely carved from the bed-rock. The monastery consists of five chambers, two of them sanctuaries. One of them has a domed ceiling with an elaborate lotus leaf decoration. On an adjacent hill is the stupa, surmounted by a harmika, with several more rough caves around the base. A hoard of Ghaznavid coins was found by chance in one of the caves."

From Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris, 1982, p. 266


CONDITION:
not looted

 
 

SAMANGAN (TAKHT-I RUSTAM)

 
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