Kurrindar monastery, (near) Mir Bachcheh Kowt, Velayat-e Kabol, AF

Raw data

"141. Kurrindar
Variant name: Burj Kafir
Kabul Province. In the Kuh-i Daman area, 33 kilometers north of Kabul. The site is just northeast of Tepe Skandar, 2.5 kilometers east of Sarai Khiuja.
Date: Kushano-Sassanian, 4th-5th century AD (stylistic evidence)
A stupa-monastery complex, with a well-preserved facade.
Latitude 34.73333º N Longitude 69.13333º E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#141 Kurrindar)

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 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 Kurrindar monastery, AF.

General location of the Kurrindar monastery, AF.
Lat 34.73333 Longitude 69.13333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kurrindar Monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#141 Kurrindar)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Kabol

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Burj Kafir - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#141 Kurrindar)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.73333 Longitude 69.13333 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#141 Kurrindar)

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

  • Mīr Bacheh Kūt, Saray-Khwaja, Mir Bacheh Kowt, Mīrbača Kot, Mir Bachcheh Kut, Saraykhodzha, Sara-ye Khvajeh, Mir Dacha Kote, Sarāi Khwāja, Mirbaca Kot, Sarā-ye Khvājeh, Mīr Bachchen Kūt, Mīr Bacheh Kowt, Saray Khvajah, Sarāy Khvājah, Mir Bacheh Kut, Mirbachakot, Mir Bachchen Kut, Saṟāy-Khwāja, Mīr Bachcheh Kūt, Sarai Khwaja, Mīr Bachcheh Kowt - http://www.fallingrain.com/world/AF/13/Mir_Bachcheh_Kowt.html

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 CE (stylistic evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#141 Kurrindar)

MBM chrono-tag 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p - tmciolek 01 Sep 2013
0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

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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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