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060. Emshi Tepe


Jauzjan Province. Four kilometers northeast of Shibarghan,
to the left of the road to Aqcha.

Dates:  Hellenistic, 4th-1st century BC;
           Kushan, 1st c. BC-3rd century AD;
           Sassanian/Kushano-Sassanian, 3rd-5th century AD
           (numismatic, stylistic evidence).

A large urban site covering about 18 hectares enclosed by huge circular ramparts 1.5 kilometers in circumference and up to 12 meters in height. There are no towers. Inside, many small rooms have been excavated, of mud-brick and pakhsa construction. The site was re-built under the Kushans then destroyed during the Sassanian period. Finds at the site have included many coins, figurines, a Greek osracon, bronze arrow heads and a large amount of statuary.



Source: Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n. 314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latitude
  36° 42' N
 
  36.7º N
Longitude
  65° 47' E
 

65.78333º E

UTM x
  748647.477445341
UTM y
  4065204.1907841675
Zone
  41N
   
MGRS
  41SQL4864765204



Emshi Tepe is located at the
above coordinates on JOG map 1501CNJ4116_geo.pdf