Kuhna Deh monastery, (near) Kohneh Deh, Velayat-e Nangarhar, AF

Raw data

"133. Kuhna Deh
Ningrahar Province. In the Kunar Valley near Kalatak, approximately 24 kilometers northeast of Kalalabad [= should read Jalalabad - tmc, 24 Aug 2010] and 5 kilometers southwest of Islampur.
Date: Kushan, 1st-3rd century AD (stylistic evidence)
An extensive series of remains, dominated by a small but very perfect stupa in the same style as Nandarra. Both the square platform and the dome of the stupa are still intact. Beside it is a monastery, the walls, which are still standing, and the remains of aqueducts. A number of artificial caves are cut into the hill behind, and the nearby village is build of ancient masonry from the site.
Latitude 34.56667º N Longitude 70.56667º E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#133 Kuhna Deh)

Kohneh Deh, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Kukhnadekh,Kuhnadeh,كهنه ده,Kuhnaḏeh
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar
Latitude 34.5722 Longitude 70.5736

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 Sep 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 Kuhna Deh monastery, AF.

General location of the Kuhna Deh monastery, AF.
Lat 34.56667 Long 70.56667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kuhna Deh monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#133 Kuhna Deh)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.56667 Long 70.56667 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#133 Kuhna Deh)

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

  • 1st-3rd century CE (stylistic evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#133 Kuhna Deh)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p - tmciolek 08 Sep 2013
<=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 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

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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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