Conservation of Buddhist-era Built Heritage

The stupa at Shewaki, 1st-3rd centuries CE, forms part of a religious complex on a route that Buddhist pilgrims took on their way from the Indian lowlands to Bamiyan. This project will document the site, stabilize the structure, protect the stupa’s immediate environs, restore and partially reconstruct the monument.

The stupa at Shewaki lies 11 kilometers north of Kabul and dates from 1st-3rd centuries CE. It forms part of a religious complex that lay on a route that Buddhist pilgrims took on their way from the Indian lowlands to Bamiyan in the central highlands. This project, led by ACHCO, will document the site, stabilize the structure, protect the stupa’s immediate environs, and restore and partially reconstruct the monument.

Project Details


Location: Kabul, Afghanistan, Southern Asia, Asia Organiser(s): Afghan Cultural Heritage Consulting Organisation (ACHCO) Project partner(s): Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture Afghan Institute of Archaeology DAFA (French Archaeological Delegation in Afghanistan) Funder(s): ALIPH Funding received: $868,410 Commencement Date: 01/2020 Project Status: Active
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