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Shahr-i Zohak and the history of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan

P. H. B. Baker

Shahr-i Zohak and the history of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan

by P. H. B. Baker

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Published by Tempus Reparatum in Oxford [England] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Afghanistan -- Bāmīān Region.,
  • Bāmīān Region (Afghanistan) -- Antiquities.,
  • Bāmīān Region (Afghanistan) -- History.,
  • Afghanistan -- Antiquities.,
  • Afghanistan -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-213) and index.

    StatementP.H.B. Baker and F.R. Allchin.
    SeriesBAR international series -- 570., Ancient India and Iran Trust series -- no. 1., BAR international series -- 570., Ancient India and Iran Trust series -- no. 1.
    ContributionsAllchin, F. Raymond 1923-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 215 p., [6] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages215
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17783598M
    ISBN 100860547205

    archaeological reports, consisting of six chapters dealing with the pre-Mongol history of the Bamiyan valley, a background to the research at Shahr-i Zohak, description of the fortress, analysis of the pottery, descriptions of sites in the region (particularly along the Bamiyan/Surkhab River to the north), and general conclusion. For the Kushans see J. Keay, India, A History (Grove Press, New York, ). There is a good survey of Gandharan art in R.E. Fisher, Buddhist Art and Architecture (Thames and Hudson, London, ). During our visit to Bamiyan in we relied on a small guide by Nancy Hatch Dupree (The Valley of Bamian, Afghan Tourist Organization, ). Back.

      Around the valley there are sites which you can hike such as the City of Screams (Shahr-i-Gholghola), the Valley of the Dragon (Darya Ajdahar) and the amazing Red Fort (Shahr-i-Zohak). The latter is still being demined and one can see from the white 38 TripAdvisor reviews. The site ultimately fell into disuse after its annihilation by Genghis Khan in , an act of revenge for his son's death during the siege of the citadel Shahr-i-Zohak, which sits high above the Bāmiyān valley. In the eighteenth century, Buddhist images at the site were used for artillery practice by the Mogul emperor Aurangzeb, and in the nineteenth century Bāmiyān was explored by British archaeologists.

    This is a book about a monument, an astonishing monument, a wonder of the world. But this wonder no longer exists. The Buddhas of Bamiyan were carved out of a cliff face in Afghanistan 1, years ago, and these vast creations, towering over their remote mountain valley, had amazed and mystified countless visitors ever since. jointly published volume entitled Shahr-i Zohak and the History of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan (Oxford, ). Raymond’s original sections and plans from the season feature heavily in the volume, reflecting his architecturally influenced approach to sequences and phases but also his attention to ceramic sequences.


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Shahr-i Zohak and the history of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan by P. H. B. Baker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Shahr-i Zohak and the history of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. [P H B Baker; F Raymond Allchin]. Updated AprilShahr e Zohak, Afghanistan’s Red City was originally written in February Guarding the gates of Bamyan Valley where the Bamyan and Kalu Rivers converge sits Shahr e Zohak in its striking crimson grandeur.

The imposing ruins of Shahr-e Zohak guard the entrance to the Bamiyan valley, perched high on the cliffs at the confluence of the Bamiyan and Kalu rivers. Built by the Ghorids, they stand on foundations dating back to the 6th century.

Genghis Khan's grandson was killed here, bringing down his murderous fury on the whole Bamiyan valley as a result. Shahr-i Zuhak ("The Red City") Variant Name: Shahr-i Zohak.

Bamiyan Province. Guarding the eastern entrance to the Bamiyan Valley, overlooking the junction of the Bämiyan, Hajigak and Shikari Rivers, 17 kilometers east of Bamiyan. to Doshi bifurcates for Ajar valley, and finally to where it joins the main asphalt road to the north Note ruins of look-out tower on spur to left.

Road to Bamiyan fo1lov:s the Barniyan River. Bamiyan River meets the Kalu River. Junc - tion with alternate route from Kabul. On top of the red cliff to the left is Shahr -i- Zohak (Red City).

Shahr-i-Zohak It is an old fortress located at the juncture of the Bamiyan river and the Kalu river, 17km west of the city of Bamiyan. This fortress is the ruin of the fort of the period of the Shansabani dynasty destroyed in the days of the invasion of Genghis Khan in the 12th century, though it was a natural fortication in the 6th century.

View of the Big Buddhas from Shahr-i Zohak: This is an actual view of the Big Buddhas, but from the 21st century. Sources in this Letter: Baker, P.H.B. and F.R. Allchin, Shahr-i Zohak and the History of the Bamiyan Valley Afghanistan, Tempvs. Reparatvm: Oxford, The Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley is an outstanding representation of the Buddhist art that resulted from the interaction between man and nature especially from the 1st to 13th centuries CE.

Bamiyan is an oasis town in the centre of a long valley that separates the mountain chains of Hindu Kush and Koh-i-Baba --some miles/ km northwest of Kabul. In the late-6th and early-7th century CE, first the smaller (38 meters/ feet) and then the larger (55 meters/ feet) Buddhas were cut at unmeasurable cost into the tall.

Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. The cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan Valley represent the artistic and religious developments which from the 1st to the 13th centuries characterized ancient Bakhtria, integrating various cultural influences into the Gandhara school of Buddhist art.

Shahr-I Zohak and the History of the Bamiyan Valley Mediterranean valleys revisited: Linking soil erosion, land use and cli-mate variability in the Northern Levant Jan   Photorealistic 3D reconstruction of Shahr e Zuhak, one of the components of the World Heritage site of Bamiyan, Afghansitan Around 15km east of the Bamiyan.

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Iconem and DAFA Shar-i-Zohak is the ruins of an ancient citadel destroyed by Genghis Khan situated in the Bamiyan valley on the ancient Silk Route. The Bamiyan Valley is located along the ancient Silk Road in the central highlands of Afghanistan, surrounded by the Hindu Kush mountain range.

The entire Bamiyan Valley holds evidence of ancient Buddhist practices, as stated by UNESCO, but the most notable feature of the area is what remains of the ancient Buddha statues. Carved carefully into.

Shahr-i Zohak and the History of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan, with P.H.B. Baker, ed. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports NumberAncient India and Iran Trust Series No. 1: pp. The archaeology of Early Historic South Asia: The emergence of cities and states, (ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, xvii Shahr-e-Gholghola or the 'City of Screams', Taken Sept 9, near Bamyan City, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan.

This was the site of 13th Century massacre of the city's population by Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan, avenging the murder of his favorite grandson. History Bamiyan’s place in Afghan history begins with the emergence of the Kushan empire in the 1st century AD. As a halfway point between Balkh and the Kushan capital at Kapisa (near modern Bagram), it grew rich from the trade along the Silk Road between Rome and the Han Chinese.

The nomadic Kushans quickly took to Buddhism and were instrumental in fusing Eastern art with the Hellenistic. The scenic valley is a perfect setting for the two gigantic representations of Buddha and the thousands of shrines that are carved out of the extensively large mountain range (Warikooxi).

The two tall Buddhas are adorned solely with gold and precious metals, making them. Bamiyan is one of the main tourist attractions in Afghanistan, largely due to the giant destroyed Buddha statues.

It's also one of the most picturesque regions in the country. The "Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley" is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The name of Zohak comes from Persian History Book, “Shah Namah” (The Kings of the Books) was the hero whose name is “Kavah” fought against “Zohak” ruthless king who had two snake on his shoulders, although it is an artificial history and it’s not real.

City of Screams: The ancient city of Bamiyan ramains from Islamic area.Most people know Bamiyan as the site where giant statutes of the Buddha were destroyed by the Taliban in But it is the location of other important archaeological sites too, such as Shahr-i-Zohak (Red City), an impressive mass of ruins that was once the fortress protecting the entrance to Bamiyan in the 12 th and 13 th centuries.

Now this site will be restored and conserved as part of a.THE METRE BAMIYAN BUDDHA, recently dated by 14c analysis to c. ad, (1) had survived about 1, years of enormous changes both in regional empires and in local dynasties--not to mention the natural elements--before it was finally destroyed in March