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22440Mundigak - An Archaeological Site in Afghanistan

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  • Neal Robbins
    Aug 25, 2014


          This link has a photo of figurines found at Mundigak.
      Mundigak — Wikipédia
      Mundigak, est un site archéologique de la province de Kandahâr en Afghanistan. Il se situe à 55 km au nord-ouest de Kandahar à proximité de Shāh Maqsūd et de la ri...
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          A photo of pottery from Mundigak is on this link. Clicking on the image will enlarge it.

          Mundigak is an archaeological site in Afghanistan. It is located about 55 km. northwest of Kandahar. Occupation of this ancient city is dated from the 4th to the 2nd millennium B.C. Artifacts with Indus Valley designs have been excavated at Mundigak.
          A large pillared terrace (dated to the 3rd millennium B.C.) was found at Mundigak. Remains of a structure tentatively identified as a palace were also excavated.
          Artifacts unearthed at this site include human figures, bronze adzes, statuettes of humped bulls, terracotta drains, shaft hole axes, disk beads, faience beads, copper pins with spiral loops, and copper stamp seals. The houses built during I4 were in the form of small oblong cells with pressed earth walls. Residences dated to I5 were square and oblong. They were composed of sun dried bricks. [Note - The source of this information is a book by Bridget and Raymond Allchin. The title is The Birth of Indian Civilization. It was published by Penguin Books in 1968.]
          E. Cortesi, A. Lazzari, and M. Vidale wrote an article titled Cultural Relationships Beyond the Iranian Plateau: the Helmand Civilization, Baluchistan and the Indus Valley in the 3rd Millenium B.C. It was published in 2008 in Paleorient, Vol. 34.2, pp. 5-35. The complete text is on this link.
          Neal Robbins