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037. Chaqalaq Tepe


Variant Name (includes): Paiwan Tepe

Qunduz Province. 11 kilometers south of Qunduz; 3 km southeast of Durman Tepe; slightly north of Chahar Deh, off the Tashqurghan Road.

Dates: Graeco-Bactrian, 3rd-1st century BC (stylistic evidence);
           Kushan, 1st-3rd century AD (stylistic);
           Kushano-Sassanian, 4th-5th century (numismatic, stylistic);
           Turk, 7th-8th century (ceramic, numismatic).

A fortified village surrounded by two enclosure walls. Excavations revealed about one eighth of the upper area of the mound. Structures included a fragmentary stupa, and various irregular rooms. Finds included some limestone Buddhist sculptures and pillar bases and 15 coins. Adjacent is another very low mound called Paiwan Tepe.

 

 



Source: Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n.172


 

 

 

 

Latitude
  36° 39' N
 
  36.650000° N
Longitude
  68° 50' E
 

68.833333° E

UTM x
  485102.9272569416
UTM y
  4056059.811944645
Zone
  42N
   
MGRS
  42SVR8510256059



Chaqalaq Tepe is located at the
above coordinates on JOG map
1501CNJ4214_geo.pdf