Deh-i Ahangaran monastery, (near) Qal'eh-ye-Ghamay, Velayat-e Bamian, AF

Raw data

"Serial no: 208-004
Kalai Ghamai Caves in the Fuladi Valley
Bamiyan District, Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan
N34 49 13.6 E 67 47 14.5 [= Lat 34.82044444 Long 67.78736111 Note, due to an UNESCO clerical error these coordinates ARE NOT correct - tmc, 13 Jul 2010]"

"065. Fuladi
Variant Name (includes): Deh-i Ahangaran. See also Bamiyan
Bamiyan Province. A side valley branching off the main Bamiyan Valley. Fuladi is located 2 kilometers from the town [i.e. Bamiyan - tmc, 10 Jul 2010]- Deh-i Ahangaran is located 4 kilometers from the town. […]
Deh-i Ahangaran Dates:
           Late Sassanian, 6th-7th century AD (stylistic)
Deh-i Ahangaran: Many elaborate caves cut into the cliff face. Many have traces of decoration, some have "lantern" ceilings."
- DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#065 Fuladi)

Qal`eh-ye-Ghamay, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Kalayi-Gamay,Qal‘a-i-Ghamay,Qal`a-i-Ghamay,Qal‘eh-ye-Ghamay
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Bamian
Latitude 34.8033 Longitude 67.7883

Dahan-e Ahangaran, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Ahangaran,Dahan-e Āhangarān,Dakhani-Akhangaran,Āhangarān
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Bamian
Latitude 34.8092 Longitude 67.9161

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 12, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 Jul 2014

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Deh-i Ahangaran monastery, AF.

General location of the Deh-i Ahangaran monastery, AF.
Lat 34.7830 Long 67.7470
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20AF)&ll=34.7830,67.7470&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Deh-i Ahangaran monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#065 Fuladi)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Bamian

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Est. coordinates (using of Deh-i Ahangaran site = Lat 34.7830 Long 67.7470 - est. based on the placement of a spot some 2 km west of the Fuladi (i.e. Kalai Ghamai) caves, which themselves are situated 2 km from Bamiyan town) - tmc, 11 July, 2010,

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • Late Sassanian, 6th-7th century AD (stylistic) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#065 Fuladi)

MBM chrono-tag 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p - tmciolek 17 Jul 2014
0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

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

  • "Probably this was also the place where Sambhuta Sanavasi, who is said to be a Arhant, established the centre of early Theravada school of Buddhism." -
  • [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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