Zenda Banan monastery, (in) Kabul, Velayat-e Kabol, AF

Raw data

ZENDA BANAN. Structure: monastery. Location: Afghanistan. Mentioned in: UNESCO (2006:352).

Possibly the monastery might be located in the Zenda Banan district of Kabul - http://astheysawit.com/9701-1968-afghanistan.html

Karti Zendabanan - Kabul City District 16 - www.macalester.edu/courses/geog261/jlarson/Maps/Districts/dist_16.pdf

City Map of Kabul [Karta-i-Zendabanan is the city area, next to the river flowing E-W, NE from the Ghazi Stadium , N. of Chamani Hoozori pond, N of Nader Shah Tomb. Suburb no. 16, close to the boundary of suburb no.1. Also, close to a hill situated W from the most likely site of Tepe Maranjan (Tapa-Maranjan) monastery. http://dc207.4shared.com/doc/lKZttIXE/preview.html
- tmciolek, 15 Mar 2012)

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 15, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Aug 2014

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Zenda Banan monastery, AF.

Lat 34.51935 Long 69.20487

General location of the Zenda Banan monastery, AF.
Lat 34.51935 Long 69.20487
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Zenda Banan monastery - UNESCO (2006:352)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Kabol

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 34.51935 Long 69.20487 - based on the visual identification of a prominent hill-top (SE of Karta-i-Zendabanan area and W. of the most likely site of Tepe Maranjan (Tapa-Maranjan) monastery), the satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 15 Mar 2012.

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

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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

  • [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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