Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan: Revised Edition

ISBN : 9780199277582

Warwick Ball
736 ページ
219 x 276 mm

Since its publication in 1982, the Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan has become the main reference work for the archaeology of Afghanistan, and the standard sites and monuments record for the region; archaeological sites are now referred to under their Gazetteer catalogue number as routine in academic literature, and the volume has become a key text for developing research in the area. This revised and updated edition has been significantly expanded to incorporate new field-work and discoveries, as well as older field-work more recently published, and presents new cases of synthesis and unpublished material from private archives. New discoveries include the Rabatak inscription detailing the genealogy of the Kushan kings, a huge archive of Bactrian documents, Aramaic documents from Balkh on the last days of the Persian empire, a new Greek inscription from Kandahar, two tons of coins from Mir Zakah, a Sasanian relief of Shapur at Rag-i Bibi, a Buddhist monastic 'city' at Kharwar, new discoveries of Buddhist art at Mes Aynak and Tepe Narenj, and a newly revealed city at the Minaret of Jam. With over 1500 catalogue entries, supplemented with concordance material, site plans, drawings, and detailed maps prepared from satellite imagery, the Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan: Revised Edition is the most comprehensive reference work on the archaeology and monuments of the region ever undertaken. Cataloguing all recorded sites and monuments from the earliest times to the Timurid period, this volume will be an invaluable contribution to the renewed interest in Afghanistan's cultural heritage and an essential resource for students and researchers.


1 Site Catalogue
2 Site Catalogue Supplement
3 Map concordance
4 Period Maps
5 Regional Maps
Appendix 1: Chronological Concordance
Appendix 2: Concordance of Collections
Appendix 3: Concordance of Field-work
Appendix 4: Subject Concordance
Appendix 5: Glossary


Warwick Ball is a Near Eastern Archaeologist who has carried out excavations, architectural studies, and monumental restoration in Afghanistan (where he was Acting Director of the British Institute of Afghan Studies), Iran, Iraq (as Director of Excavations with the British School of Archaeology in Iraq), Jordan, Libya, and Ethiopia. He has authored several books and articles on the history and archaeology of the Near East, including Rome in the East: The Transformation of an Empire, which was winner of the James Henry Breasted History Prize and Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 2000. He is currently Editor in Chief of Afghanistan, the journal of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies. Born in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Borders.