Nadir Tepe [monastery?], (near) Balkh, Velayat-e Balkh, AF

Raw data

"154. Nadir Tepe, Balkh
Balkh Province. 3.5 kilometers northwest of Balkh on the road to Kilift.
Date: Kushan and Sassanian period, 1st-7th century AD
         (architectural evidence).
A large mound approximately 120 meters square. On top are the remains of a possible stupa base with a stairway to the east, surrounded by a square wall marking a possible monastery.
Latitude 36.783333° N Longitude 66.850° E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#154 Nadir Tepe)

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 27 Jan 2014

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 Nadir Tepe monastery, AF.

General location of the Nadir Tepe monastery, AF.
Lat 36.783333 Long 66.850
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20AF)&ll=36.783333,66.850&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Nadir Tepe [monastery?] - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#154 Nadir Tepe)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Balkh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 36.783333 Long 66.850 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#154 Nadir Tepe)

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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • 1st century CE (architectural evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#154 Nadir Tepe)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 27 Jan 2014
<=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • 7th century CE (architectural evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#154 Nadir Tepe)

MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p - tmciolek 27 Jan 2014

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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