| Samangan | Takht e Rustam

In October 2015, ACHCO was commissioned by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit) to undertake research and analysis at Takht e Rustam in Samangan province, Afghanistan. The aim of this assignment is to record the characteristics, condition and transformations of this important Buddhist site that dates from the 4th/5th centuries. Work is continuing on preparation of a conservation assessment and protection plan as a contribution to a possible programme of interventions aimed at encouraging public access while ensuring that measures are taken to ensure the safeguarding of key structures and the surrounding landscape.


Photos by Jolyon Leslie (c) 2015

Panorama of Takht e Rustam 2015
Stupa at Takht e Rustam from east, October 2015
Stupa at Takht e Rustam from north, October 2015
Takht e Rustam, west space, entrance to monastery, October  2015
Takht e Rustam, gallery space, October 2015
Takht e Rustam, passage in monastery, October 2015
Takht e Rustam, monastery, central dome, October 2015 2015-1600
Takht e Rustam, monastery, central dome, architectural detail, October 2015
Takht e Rustam, monastery, west dome, detail of decoration, October  2015
Takht e Rustam, Nawroz 2016
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