Chahar Bagh monastery, (towards) Jalalabad, Velayat-e Nangarhar, AF

Raw data

"033. Chahar Bagh
Variant Name: Lal Qal'a
Ningrahar Province. In the foothills circa 2 kilometers south of the village of
Chahar Bagh, 9 kilometers west of Jalalabad.
Date: Kushan, 1st century AD (numismatic evidence).
Description: Remains of a stupa and associated monastery enclosure. Inside the stupa was a dome-chamber containing a steatite vase, a gold reliquary and 28 Indo-Scythian coins. There was also a tunnel continuing on underneath the stupa.
Latitude 34.5° N Longitude 70.366667° E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#033 Chahar Bagh)

[Note the above coordinates appear to be very incorrect - tmciolek, 26 Aug 2010]

Chaharbagh-e Safa, Afghanistan Page
Other names: چهارباغ صفا,Caharbaghe Safa,Chakharbagi-Safa,Chahārbāgh-e Şafā,Čahārbāghe Şafā
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar
Latitude 34.4281 Longitude 70.3803
Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 29 Dec 2012

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 Chahar Bagh monastery, AF.

General location of the Chahar Bagh monastery, AF.
Lat 34.409375 Long 70.387157
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20AF)&ll=34.409375,70.387157&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Chahar Bagh monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#033 Chahar Bagh)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Lal Qal'a monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#033 Chahar Bagh)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.409375 Long 70.387157 - based on the visual identification of the site, 2 km S of Chaharbaghe-Safa village, using satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 26 Aug 2010.
  • [The Chaharbaghe village is approx. at Lat 34.4281 Long 70.3803 -]

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

  • 1st century CE (numismatic evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#033 Chahar Bagh)
  • MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 29 Dec 2012
  • <=0200 dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

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

  • [missing data]

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