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162. Peshwaran

Nimruz Province. 25 kilometers south of Lash Juwain, five kilometers from the left bank of the Farah Rud.

Date: Early Islamic period, 9th-13th century
         (architectural, documentary, numismatic evidence)

A vast complex of remains covering an area of circa 9.5 x 13 kilometers, comprising a number of small sites, such as Kul Marut. The main feature of the central Peshwaran complex (coordinates listed at right) is a huge round citadel, some 200-300 meters in diameter with baked brick walls 17 meters in height with a two-meter-wide gallery around the top. There are two massive round entrance towers. Inside is a mound with the remains of a palace, and the surface is thickly covered with sherds, tiles, bricks, etc. Many other ruins are scattered over the plain. Alternate layers of baked and mud-bricks seems to be a feature of these ruins. No serious excavation has occurred since the 1936 DAFA (Delegation Archaeologique Française en Afghanistan) survey.

Source: Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n. 810

 

Latitude
  31° 31'N
 
  31.516667º N
Longitude
  61° 32'E
 

61.533333º E

UTM x
  360736.727491514
UTM y
  3487795.806168978
Zone
  41N
   
MGRS
  41RLQ6073687795



Peshwaran is located at the
above coordinates on JOG map
1501CNH4102_geo.pdf