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an air base in NE Afghanistan, near Kabul; now under the control of US forces

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Begram; ruins of the ancient Kushan city of Kapisa in Afghanistan, 60 km north of Kabul. Excavations have been carried out since 1936 by French archaeologists, first J. Hacken, and later by R. Ghirshman. The city existed from the second century B. C.until the middle of the fourth century A. D., had a regular plan, and was surrounded by thick walls with towers. A main street, the palace, and dwellings have been excavated. The various artistic articles (ceramics, glass, bronze) that have been discovered include both local items and those imported from India, China, and Rome. Carved bone plates depicting dancing girls were found in the palace.

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Mandel’shtam, A. M. “O nekotorykh rezul’tatakh rabot Frantsuz-skoi arkheologicheskoi missii ν Afganistane.” In the collection Sovetskaia arkheologiia, vol. 21. Moscow-Leningrad, 1954.
Masson, V. M., and V. A. Romodin. Istoriia Afganistana, vol. 1. Moscow, 1964. Pages 170–76.
Ghirshman, R. Begram. Cairo, 1946.
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The "Begram" excavations had been known for 40 years, but were shown scant regard.
The consensus is that these Begram objects date to the first century C.E.; they may or may not be the products of a single workshop.
Otra pieza con una decoracion semejante a las botellas de Begram es la recuperada en Padua (Fig.
By 262 Begram and Taxila had been destroyed, and the northwestern areas of the former Kushan Empire incorporated into the Sasanian state of Kushanshar.
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Since publication of my 2007 article, I have found two more--one of which was part of a collection formed in the nineteenth century and apparently discovered at Begram, Afghanistan, which may indicate the widespread use of seals with this theme across Sasanian territory and even beyond, (31) the other in an auction catalogue.
Mr Karzai also expressed interest in a series of ivory figures, part of the treasure trove discovered by French archaeologists in 1937 at Begram, an important historical site located north of Kabul.
Little wonder, then, that excavations at Bagram ("Begram")--one of the most important excavation sites and now carpet-bombed--revealed a deposit of objects of extraordinary sophistication and value that had been hoarded by the elite there for 200 or 300 years, and were secreted away in antiquity itself (figures E, F, I-M).
Osmund Bopearachchi examines objects imported from the Hellenistic East to Begram in Afghanistan, including a previously unpublished statuette of Venus, and relates them to similar objects that were "Indianized" and produced locally.
The problem is most coherently addressed in Sanjyot Mehendale's "Begram and the Reexamination of 1-Isuan-tsang's Kapisa," which sets out to dispute the seventh-century Chinese traveler's identification of Begram as Kapisi, the capi tal of the Kushan emperors.
Thanks to the commitment of some employees in the museum, some priceless artefacts from Begram and treasures from the graves of Tillya Tepe were saved.