His discussion here may be supplemented with his study, "Begram
, the Periplus and Gandharan Art," Journal of Roman Archaeology 2 (1989): 93-100, where Whitehouse offers commentary on dating the entire Begram
Asi, por ejemplo, un askos (uter) procedente de Begram
, en Afganistan, que representa a un barco, cuyas batayolas estan desarrolladas por este procedimiento (Fig.
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.
Statuette of a Woman Standing on a Makara, Begram
, ivory, 1-200 CE
Excavations of the royal palaces at Kapisa (near Begram
in Afghanistan) and Taxila (near Rawalpindi in Pakistan) have unearthed an array of art objects collected by the Kushan monarchs.
Also missing were artifacts from Begram
that had been unearthed by a French and Afghan team in the 1930s.
The final section of this riveting exhibition comprises ornate objects from two sealed chambers at Begram
, dating from the first century AD.
, now famous as a us base, was originally, like Ai Khanoum, an Alexandrian foundation.
The fourth important route led through Khotan, Begram
and Bactra, touched Merv, Hamadan and Damascus, then moved southward to Gaza and beyond (to Alexandria).
Perhaps the most spectacular archaeological evidence for a Roman cultural presence in Central Asia was the discoveries at Begram
After Babur's first encounter with a rhino near Begram
in Afghanistan in 1525 and his detailed notice of the animal in the section on flora and fauna of Hindustan in the Baburnama, the rhino appears several times in paintings of the four known manuscripts of the Baburnama prepared in the last decade of the 16th century at the Mughal atelier, and in various paintings associated with Prince Salim's hunting expeditions and occasional noting in his memoirs, Tuzuk-i Jahangiri.