Kuh-i Muri monastery, (near) Golbahar, Velayat-e Parvan, AF

Raw data

"132. Kuh-i Muri
Variant Name: Kham-i Zargar
Kapisa Province. Nine kilometers southeast of Gulbahar at the foot of the Kuh-i Kham-i Zargar.
Date: Kushano-Sassanian, 4th century AD (stylistic, ceramic evidence)
Remains of a stupa on a hill 20-25 meters high. It is surrounded by several votive stupas and has an associated monastery down below, of three possible building periods. Construction is of diaper masonry.
Latitude 35.11667º ° N Longitude 69.36667º E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#132 Kuh-i Muri)
Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

"Kuh-e Kham Zargar (Kūh-e Kham Zargar) is a mountain (class T - Hypsographic) in Wilayat-e Kapisa (Kapisa), Afghanistan (Asia) with the region font code of Russia/ Central Asia. It is located [near the entrance to the Panjshir Valley] at an elevation of 2,163 meters above sea level.
Kūh-e Kham Zargar is also known as Gora Khamzargar, Koh-e Kham-Zargar, Kohe Kham-zargar, Kohe Kham-zaṟgaṟ, Kuh-e Kham Zargar, Kōh-e Kham-Zargar, Kūh-e Kham Zargar, kwh khm zrgr, كوهٔ خم زرگر, کوه خم زرگر.
Its coordinates are 35°7'12" N and 69°22'8" E in DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds) or 35.12 and 69.3689 (in decimal degrees)."
Input by: tmciolek, Sep 08, 2013

Kuh-i Mori (Kham-i Zargar, Kapisa province)
Situated 9 km south-east of Gulbahar, the ruins of a monastery and a stupa were excavated by the Afghan expert Shabbai Mustamandi in 1966. The pieces were exhibited at the Gulbahar Museum on the day of its inauguration. A few pieces were subsequently brought to the Kabul Museum. They appear to be from the late Kushan period. The entire collection of the Gulbahar Museum was taken to Kabul for security reasons at the outbreak of war.
Sh. & M. Mustamandi, 1968a, Afgh., 20, 4, pp. 67 78. Sh. & M. Mustamandi, 1968b, Archeologia, 25, pp. 50 55.
Src: Tissot (2006)
Input by: tmciolek, Aug 01, 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Aug 2014

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Kuh-i Muri monastery, AF.

General location of the Kuh-i Muri monastery, AF.
Lat 35.12 Long 69.3689
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kuh-i Muri monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#132 Kuh-i Muri)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Parvan

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Kham-i Zargar

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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 century CE (stylistic, ceramic evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#132 Kuh-i Muri)

MBM chrono-tag 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p - tmciolek 08 Sep 2013
0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 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

  • 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

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