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The Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project 

Ceramics

Ceramic find from Balkh (Ghaznawid or Ghurid period). Photo by Arezou Azad.Ceramic find from Balkh (Ghaznawid or Ghurid period). Photo by Arezou Azad.Dr Pierre Siméon is working with vast amounts of ceramic sherds held in dozens of boxes at the DAFA compound in Kabul. He has begun an initial identification and typology, while producing drawings and photographing the relevant ceramic artefacts. So far he has found that ceramics represented in the old site of Balkh date from between the 9th to the 18th centuries.

The items being researched were primarily gathered from Balkh (intra mural area).

Banner Image: Tepe Rustam of Balkh, thought to be the old Buddhist temple site of Naw Bahar. Photo by Arezou Azad

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