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155. Nagara Ghundi


Ningrahar Province. Approximately four kilometers west of Jalalabad near Tepe Khwaja Lahori, south of the junction of the Surkhäb and Kabul rivers.

Date:  Kushan-Hephthalite period, 1st-6th century AD
          (architectural evidence)

A very large stupa, circa 100 meters in circumference. Excavations revealed an unusual radial construction of the dome, and a decorated, plastered exterior. Possibly identifiable with the Nagarahara stupa described by the 7th century Chinese pilgrim and chronicler Xuanzang.

 

 

Source: Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n. 756

 

Latitude
  34° 26'N
 
  34.433333° N
Longitude
  70° 23'E
 

70.383333° E

UTM x
  627099.9562130604
UTM y
  3811072.4638454975
Zone
  42N
   
MGRS
  42SXD2709911072



Nagara Ghundi is found at the
above coordinates on JOG map
1501ANI4207_geo.pdf