Bimaran

Bimaran
Stupas 1 2 3 4 5 at Bimaran.jpg
Remains of Stupas 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 at Bimaran in 1841. Drawings by Charles Masson.
Bimaran is located in Afghanistan
Bimaran
Shown within Afghanistan
Bimaran is located in Gandhara
Bimaran
Bimaran (Gandhara)
Coordinates34°28′N 70°21′E / 34.47°N 70.35°E / 34.47; 70.35Coordinates: 34°28′N 70°21′E / 34.47°N 70.35°E / 34.47; 70.35
TypeStupa

Bimaran is a locality, 11 km west of Jalalabad in Afghanistan.[1]

It is well known for the discovery of the Bimaran casket in one of the stupas (stupa Nb 2) located at Bimaran.[1]

Altogether five ancient stupas are known in Bimaran, all dating to the 1st century BCE-1st century CE:

  • Stupa No1: 34°27′15″N 70°21′16″E / 34.454155°N 70.354553°E / 34.454155; 70.354553, in the fields southeast of the Bimaran village. It has a circumference of 38.40 meters.
  • Stupa No2: 34°27′24″N 70°20′51″E / 34.456668°N 70.347405°E / 34.456668; 70.347405, in the Bimaran village. It has a circumference of 43.90 meters.
  • Stupa No3: 34°27′34″N 70°20′49″E / 34.459454°N 70.347074°E / 34.459454; 70.347074, in the Bimaran village. It has a circumference of 33 meters.
  • Stupa No4: 34°27′34″N 70°20′46″E / 34.459472°N 70.346067°E / 34.459472; 70.346067, in the Bimaran village. It has a circumference of 43.9 meters.

Nearby is:

  • Passani Stupa No1: 34°27′19″N 70°20′38″E / 34.455333°N 70.343820°E / 34.455333; 70.343820

External links

  • Bimaran (US Department of Defense)

References

  1. ^ a b DATING AND LOCATING MUJATRIA AND THE TWO KHARAHOSTES by Joe Cribb, 2015, p.27 et sig
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