Aziz Dheri monastery, (in) Aziz Dheri, NWF Province, PK

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Aziz Dheri
“The Frontier Post, Muqaddam Khan, March 20, 2013
SWABI: Prof Dr Naeem Qazi, Archaeology and Museums Departments Peshawar, said on Tuesday that more excavations be carried out in the rich archaeological site of Aziz Dheri. The department in cooperation with the University of Peshawar initiated excavation at Aziz Dheri site in January which is still going on. The excavation team succeeded to discover the 1700 years old stupa from the site. The statues had been fitted around the stupa with great skill and the red paint over it was still clearly visible, making it important for archeological experts and pundits.
[…] The signs of civilization they found at the Aziz Dheri site go back to 3rd and 4th century BC up to 9th and 10th AD, he said. They recovered 200 coins, 38 stamps, 60 toys, all made of clay. Among the 35 recovered statues, 26 were made of stone but these stones did not belong to this region. The idols made of gray stones belonged to Gandhara regions.”

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 13, 2013

Aziz Dheri Buddhist Stupa Site (Zafar Hayat Khan) - Panoramio
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 21, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 21 Apr 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Aziz Dheri monastery, PK.

General location of the Aziz Dheri monastery, PK.
Lat 34.24415 Long 72.39505
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20PK)&ll=34.24415,72.39505&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Aziz Dheri monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 34.24415 Long 72.39505 - based on visual identification of the site of Aziz Dheri ruins in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 21 Apr 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 0267-99p 0300-32p 0833-66p - tmciolek 21 Apr 2013
  • 0267-99p 0300-32p 0333-66p 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32p 0833-66p 0867-99p 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p dated-xl

13. Date-late

  • "The signs of civilization they found at the Aziz Dheri site go back to 3rd and 4th century BC up to 9th and 10th AD"


  • MBM chrono-tag 0800-32p 0833-66p 0867-99p 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p - tmciolek 21 Apr 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Archaeological

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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