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Mes Aynak

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Oct 08, 2018 05:31 AM History
The site of Mes Aynak in modern Afghanistan flourished between the between the fifth and seventh centuries A.D. More than 400 Buddha statues, stupas, and a 40 ha monastery complex have been documented at the site.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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settlement, sanctuary (religious center)


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Jeffrey Becker, 'Mes Aynak: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 15 August 2020]

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