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211. Wardak


Wardak Province. Near Chak-i Wardak, 14 kilometers west of the Kabul-Ghazni road, on the road to Besud.

Date: Kushan, 2nd-3rd century AD (architectural, ceramic evidence)

       

A large fortified urban site with a regular, grid street plan and inner and outer enclosures. The outer enclosure is strengthened at regular intervals by round towers, and is fuither defended on two sides by a ditch. There is only one entrance. Outside the walled city there are many more remains, including a dam and canal system, a fortified monastery complex, and some five or six stupas, one of which contained metal vases, a steatite vase with a Kharoshthi inscription, and several Kushan coins, now at the British Museum.

 

Site description by J.-C. Gardin, in Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n. 1229

 















Latitude
  34° 08' N
 
  34.133333° N
Longitude
  68° 38' E
 

68.633333° E

UTM x
  466192.00768851384
UTM y
  3777000.5379410107
Zone
  42N
   
MGRS
  42SVC6619277000



Wardak is found at the above coordinates on JOG map
1501ANI4206_geo.pdf