Humai Qal'a monastery, (towards) Luman, Velayat-e Ghazni, AF

Raw data

"095. Humai Qal'a
Variant Name: Dasht-i Tamaki
Ghazni Province. At the eastern limits of the Dasht-i Tamaki, 15 kilometers east of Nai Qal'a, 45 kilometers north of Qarabãgh near the road to Luman.
Date: Early Sassanian, 4th-5th century AD (stylistic evidence)
A complex of Buddhist caves irregularly situated in a cliff face, on several levels. Many are quite large, others are the size of individual cells, interconnected by corridors and stairs. Most have elliptical vaults. There is no extant decoration. Lat […] 33.21667 Long […] 67.78333"
- DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#095 Humai Qal'a)

Homay Qalay [Homay Qala] Near Qandahar. Buddhist Cave Complex at Homay Qalay (South Asian archaeology 1975: papers from the third International Conference Edited By Johanna Engelberta Lohuizen-De Leeuw Page 121 to 126 cited in:

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 8, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 25 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 Humai Qal'a monastery, AF.

General location of the Humai Qal'a monastery, AF.
Lat 33.21667 Long 67.78333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20AF)&ll=33.21667,67.78333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Humai Qal'a monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#095 Humai Qal'a)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Ghazni

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 33.21667 Long 67.78333 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#095 Humai Qal'a)

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

  • 4th-5th century AD - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#095 Humai Qal'a)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p - tmciolek 25 Apr 2013
  • 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • art historic/stylistic

16. Additional notes

  • Several caves interconnected irregularly situated in a cliff face, on several levels - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#095 Humai Qal'a)

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

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