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126. Khush Tepe (Tepe Fullol)


Baghlan Province. Southeast of the village of Fullul on the road to Khost Farang, near the village of Sal Haz'ra, at the junction of the Khost and Sai Valleys

Date: Bronze Age, 2600-1700 BC (stylistic evidence)

   

A high mound, 14 x 18 meters in area and 20 meters in height. In 1966 there was an accidental discovery of a treasure consisting of several gold and silver vessels dating from the Bronze Age (third millennium BC). They are both plain and decorated with motifs such as the bearded bull, the serpent and the vulture, reminiscent of contacts in Mesopotamia and Baluchistan. Subsequent excavations revealed a prehistoric burial, without any pottery.

 

Source: Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n. 582

Latitude
  36º 13' N
 
  36.21667º N
Longitude
  69º 17' E
 

69.28333º E

UTM x
  525465.8563996216
UTM y
  4008017.9608444325
Zone
  42N
   
MGRS
  42SWF2546508017



Khush Tepe is located at the above coordinates along the border between JOG map
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