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195. Sra Ghundai, Ghazni


Ghazni Province. About two kilometers north of Nawa, to the south of the Ab-i Istada, to the east of the road to Muqqur.

Date: Late Sassanian and Turki Shahi, 6th–9th century AD;
         Early Islamic, 10th - 12th century

The remains of a city are laid out in a vast rectangle, oriented north-south, surrounded by a double set of fortification walls. The exterior wall has four corner towers and four gateways, two on the north side and two on the south. One of the northern gates is quite elaborate. Inside the walls, a large mound rises in the exact center of the rectangle, with the probable remains of a mosque inside the rectangle to the east, as well as a ruined palace or caravanserai, and other structures made of baked brick and mud brick. Pot sherds were found on the surface of the site when last inspected.

 

Source: Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n. 1110

 

 



















Latitude
  32º 20' N
 
  32.333333º N
Longitude
  67º 53' E
 

67.883333º E

UTM x
  394905.34
UTM y
  3577931.9
Zone
  42N
   
MGRS
  42SUA9490577931



Sra Ghundai is found at the above coordinates on JOG map
1501ANI4211_geo.pdf