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The Road to Central Asia: Afghanistan

Title:The Road to Central Asia: Afghanistan
Author:Agesteya
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 9 Issue no. 2; March 1956, p. 50-52
Abstract:Kapisa (in the village of Begram) has yielded Buddhist sculptures of Gandhara type, alongwith Greco-Roman statuettes, ornamented stucco discs, Sasanian glassware, and lacquered boxes from China. Finds in the ruins of Hadda near Jelalabad include stucco sculptures and pre-6th century CE stupas. However, the monasteries of Bamiyan constitute the most important site, having 2 colossal Buddha statues (of which one is in the Gandhara style), fragments of wall paintings in Sasanian, Indian, and Iranian styles, and a terracotta Bodhisattva figure -- the last being the piece de resistance of the area.

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