Surkh Minar monastery, (towards) Kabul, Velayat-e Kabol, AF

Raw data

"197. Surkh Minar
Kabul Province. Two kilometers southeast of the village of Shiwaki, three kilometers west of the stupa.
Dale: Kushan-Turki Shahi period, 1st-9th century AD (architectural evidence)
The site of a diaper masonry column, now collapsed, similar to the Minar-i Chakri. There is also a small, badly damaged stupa with a frieze of blind arches and pilasters, and an associated monastery.
Latitude 34.433333° N Longitude 69.250000° E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#197 Surkh Minar)
Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 19 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 Surkh Minar monastery, AF.

General location of the Surkh Minar monastery, AF.
Lat 34.433333 Long 69.250000
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20AF)&ll=34.433333,69.250000&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Surkh Minar monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#197 Surkh Minar)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Kabol

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.433333 Long 69.250000 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#197 Surkh Minar)

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

  • [missing data]

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • 1st century CE (architectural evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#197 Surkh Minar)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 19 Jul 2014
<=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p 0800-32p 0833-66p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • 9th century CE (architectural evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#197 Surkh Minar)

MBM chrono-tag 0833-66p - tmciolek 19 Jul 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • [missing data]

end of page

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License