Damkot Hill monastery, (near) Chakdarra, NWF Province, PK

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Swat Valley
One of the many Aryans graveyards that have been excavated in Swat is Samlai, at the foot of the north side of Damkot Hill. The graveyard is still used by the villagers of Chakdara. […]
Damkot Hill was then abandoned until the Buddhist community resettled it at the beginning of the 1st century AD. The excavated remains of their stupa and monastery can be seen just below the top of the hill on the south side. The community came to a catastrophic end in the late 5th century.

Chakdara, Pakistan Page
Other names: Chakdarra,Chakdarra Fort
World:Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province
Lat 34.6572 Long 72.0353

Not to be confused with: Chakdarra, Pakistan Page
Other names: Chakdara,Chakdarra Fort
Lat 34.6500 Long 72.0333
Input by: tmciolek, May 22, 2009; tmciolek, Nov 25, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 14 Jan 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Damkot Hill monastery, PK.

General location of the Damkot Hill monastery, PK.
Lat 34.6572 Long 72.0353
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Damkot Hill monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • Theravada - Litvinskii et al. (1996:168)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: <=0200 - tmciolek 14 Jan 2013
  • <=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c - tmciolek 14 Jan 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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