Tep Shotor monastery, (near) Hadda, Velayat-e Nangarhar, AF

Raw data

"The Buddhist monastery and stupa of Tep Shotor at Hadda, close to Jalalabad, was excavated by Afghan archaeologists. It was also extensively excavated by the French archaeological delegation to Afghanistan under Jules Barthoux. […]
At the ruins of Tapa-i-Shator outside the northern edge of this plateau, a large and well-preserved monastic complex was excavated between 1974 and 1979 by Prof. Zemaryalai Tarzi […] He and his team were able to unearth a beautiful stupa complex with stucco figures, dating from the second century A.D., depicting the Naga king in the Fish Porch and a realistic figure of Heracles." Bopearachchi (2002).

Jalalabad, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Djelalabad, Dzhelalabad, Jalālābād, Jalakot,Jalal-Kut, Tarun City, Jalālkot, Jelalabad, Jalalkot, Jalalkoat
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar
Lat 34.4261 Long 70.4514

Adah, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Ada
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar
Lat 34.3600 Long 70.4717

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 6, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 20 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 Tep Shotor monastery, AF.

General location of the Tep Shotor monastery, AF.
Lat 34.36667 Long 70.46667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Tep Shotor monastery - Bopearachchi (2002).

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Tapa-i-Shator - Bopearachchi (2002).

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.36667 Long 70.46667 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#084 Hadda)

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

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12. Date-intermediate

  • Stupa dating from the second century A.D.- Bopearachchi (2002).

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 20 Jul 2014 
<=0200 0200-32p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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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

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