Wardak monastery, (near) Chak-e Vardak, Velayat-e Vardak, AF

Raw data

"211. Wardak
Wardak Province. Near Chak-i Wardak, 14 kilometers west of the Kabul-Ghazni road, on the road to Besud.
Date: Kushan, 2nd-3rd century AD (architectural, ceramic evidence)
A large fortified urban site with a regular, grid street plan and inner and outer enclosures. The outer enclosure is strengthened at regular intervals by round towers, and is fuither defended on two sides by a ditch. There is only one entrance. Outside the walled city there are many more remains, including a dam and canal system, a fortified monastery complex, and some five or six stupas, one of which contained metal vases, a steatite vase with a Kharoshthi inscription, and several Kushan coins, now at the British Museum.
Latitude 34.133333° N Longitude 68.633333° E"
DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#211 Wardak)

Buddhist stupas at Kushan sites include those at Wardak, thirty miles west of Kabul - Emeric (n.d.)

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 30 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 Wardak monastery, AF.

General location of the Wardak monastery, AF.
Lat 34.133333 Long 68.633333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Wardak monastery - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#211 Wardak)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Vardak

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.133333 Long 68.633333 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#211 Wardak)

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

  • 2nd-3rd century CE (architectural, ceramic evidence) - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#211 Wardak)

MBM chrono-tag: <=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p - tmciolek 30 Jul 2014
<=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Archaeological

16. Additional notes

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17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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