Kandahar monastery, (near) Kandahar, Velayat-e Kandahar, AF

Raw data

"116. Kandahar
Variant Name: Qandahar
See also Shahr-i Kuhna and Mirwais Baba
Kandahar Province. The old city of Kandahar is some 3 kilometers to the west of the modern city, at the foot of the Qaitul ridge.
Dates:  Bronze Age, 2nd millennium BC (carbon 14 evidence);
           Iron Age, late 2nd-early 1st millennium BC (carbon 14);
           Iron Age/Achaemenid, 7th-4th century BC;
           Seleucid-Mauryan, 3rd-2nd century BC (stylistic, numismatic);
           Parthian-Saka. 2nd- 1st century BC (numismatic);
           Indo-Parthian, 1st-3rd century AD (numismatic);
           Sassanian-Turki Shahi, 3rd-9th century AD(stylistic, numismatic);
           Timurid, 15th-16th c. (ceramic).
The ancient city consists of a large urban site at the foot of a precipitous ridge surrounded by a massive outer fortification walls and a moat, while interior secondary walls divide the site into nine quarters. […]
A stupa-monastery complex on the ridge overlooks the site from the south, where there is also a series of stone cisterns dating from the latest period.
Latitude 31.61667º ° N Longitude 65.65º E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#116 Kandahar)
Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 Aug 2010

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 Kandahar monastery, AF.

General location of the Kandahar monastery, AF.
Lat 31.61667 Long 65.65
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kandahar monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#116 Kandahar)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Kandahar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Qandahar monastery

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 31.61667 Long 65.65 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#116 Kandahar)

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

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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

  • Archaeological

16. Additional notes

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

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