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047. Darunta


See also Nandarra

Laghman Province. 12 kilometers northwest of Jalalabad, to the west of the road to Kabul, above the Pul-i Darunta.

Date: Mauryan, 3rd century BC (epigraphic evidence).

Site where a fragmentary stone inscription [a bilingual Aramaic and Prakit inscription from Pillar Edict of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka (ruled 273–232 BC)] was found in 1932. There are also some artificial caves bordering the river.

Source: Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n. 250

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

Latitude
  34° 29' N
 
  34.483333°
Longitude
  70° 22' E
 

70.366667° E

UTM x
  625493.7374219748
UTM y
  3816596.5676379865
Zone
  42N
   
MGRS
  42SXP2549316596



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