Conservation of Buddhist-era Built Heritage

Shewaki, Kabul Province, Afghanistan

Amount $ 868.4K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Afghan Cultural Heritage Consulting Organisation (ACHCO)

Type of grant Call for projects


The stupa at Shewaki, 11 kilometers north of Kabul, dates from 1st-3rd century CE and forms part of a religious route that Buddhist pilgrims took from the Indian lowlands to Bamiyan. The goal of this project is to document the site, stabilize the structure, and partially reconstruct the monument. The project, led by a local organization, provides on-the-job training and employment opportunities to local people.