Hashmatkhan monastery, (near) Kabul, Velayat-e Kabol, AF

Raw data

"086. Hashmatkhan
Alternate names (includes): Khol Shams and Ziyarat-i Panjashah.
Kabul Province. Between the Qul-i Hashmatkhan and the Kuh-i Takht-i Shah, three kilometers southwest of the Kabul Bala Hissar.
Date: Kushano-Sassanian, 3rd-5th century AD;
         Turki-Shahi, 7th-10th century;
         Timurid, 15th century (stylistic evidence)
A large area of mostly modern cemeteries installed atop an ancient site where many antiquities have been found.
The modern Ziyarat-i Panjashah is built over a Buddhist stupa-monastery complex. In the 1830s this complex consisted of caves and many Buddhist sanctuary cells, including one that was domed. Construction was of mud-brick. Finds included an arched niche supported by pillars, several Buddhist manuscripts, frescoes and much Buddhist and Hindu sculpture.
Latitude 34.483333º N Longitude 69.200000º E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)
Input by: tmciolek,  Aug 17, 2010

"Timur conquered large parts of Transoxiana (in modern day Central Asia) and Khorasan (parts of modern day Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan) from 1363 onwards with various alliances (Samarkand in 1366, and Balkh in 1369), and was recognized as ruler over them in 1370." - http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Timurid_Dynasty
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 15, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 Apr 2013

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

Location of Hashmatkhan monastery, AF.

General location of the Hashmatkhan monastery, AF.
Lat 34.483333 Long 69.200000
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Hashmatkhan monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Kabol

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Khol Shams - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)
  • Ziyarat-i Panjashah - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.483333 Long 69.200000 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • [missing data]

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • 3rd century CE - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p - tmciolek 15 Apr 2013
  • 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=>dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • 5th century CE - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)
  • 7th-10th century - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)

13. Date-late

  • 15th century - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)
  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 15 Apr 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Archaeological

16. Additional notes

  • A complex of caves and many Buddhist sanctuary cells - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#086 Hashmatkhan)

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

  • [missing data]

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