Kama Dakka monastery, (near) Kamah Dakah, Velayat-e Nangarhar, AF

Raw data

"115. Kama Dakka
See Dakka
Ningrahar Province. Approximately eight kilometers northwest of the Khyber Pass, between the Jalalabad-Turkham road and the Kabul River.
Date: Early Kushan, 1st century AD (stylistic evidence)
Late Sassanian, 6th-7th century (stylistic)
Accidental discovery of a fragmentary carved stone (schist) relief depicting the right footprint of Buddha, decorated with swastikas. Subsequent excavations revealed the remains of a Buddhist monastery and a stucco Buddha head.
Latitude 34.21667º N Longitude 71.11667º E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#115 Kama Dakka)

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 03 Jun 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 Kama Dakka monastery, AF.

General location of the Kama Dakka monastery, AF.
Lat 34.21667 Long 71.11667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kama Dakka monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#115 Kama Dakka)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.21667 Long 71.11667 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#115 Kama Dakka)

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

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11. Date-early

  • 1st century CE (stylistic evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#115 Kama Dakka)
  • MBM chrono-tag: <=0200 - tmciolek 03 Jun 2013
  • <=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • 6th-7th century CE (stylistic) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#115 Kama Dakka)
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p - tmciolek 03 Jun 2013

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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