Shewaki monastery, (towards) Kabul, Velayat-e Kabol, AF

Raw data

Stupa at Shewaki -

"192. Shiwaki
Variant Names: Shewaki, Burj-i Kemri, Qal’a-i Mufti, Sanjit Darra.
Kabul Province. 11 kilometers south of Kabul at the foot of the mountains near the village of Yakhdarra, five kilometers southeast of the village of Shiwaki.
Dates:  Kushan period, 1st-3rd century AD (architectural, numismatic,
                  stylistic evidence);
           Hephthalite & Turki Shahi, 5th-9th century (ceramic);
           Hindu Shahi, 10th century (numismatic).
Remains of a stupa and at least one monastery enclosure, covering a wide area. The stupa has a well-preserved frieze of alternating pilasters and blind arches. Inside was a steatite vase with a Kharoshthi inscription, some gold Kushan coins and a Roman coin of Trajan. In 1970 a silver Hindu Shahi coin hoard was found at Shiwaki.
Lat 34.433333 N Long 69.283333 E."
- DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#192 Shiwaki)

Yakhdarreh, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Yakhdara,Yakhḏara
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Kabol
Lat 34.4356 Long 69.2697

Sewaki, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Shevaki,Šēwaki,Sēwaki
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Kabol
Lat 34.4600 Long 69.2297

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 16, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 Jul 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 Shewaki monastery, AF.

General location of the Shewaki monastery, AF.
Lat 34.433333 Long 69.283333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20AF)&ll=34.433333,69.283333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Shewaki monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Kabol

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • Kushan period, 1st-3rd century AD (architectural, numismatic, stylistic evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#192 Shiwaki)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012
<=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 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • Hephthalite & Turki Shahi, 5th-9th century (ceramic) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#192 Shiwaki)

13. Date-late

  • Hindu Shahi, 10th century (numismatic) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#192 Shiwaki)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0900-32p **0933-66p 0967-99p - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012**

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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