Conservation of Stupa at Shewaki, Buddist-era built heritage
Shewaki, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
The stupa at Shewaki, 11 kilometers north of Kabul, dates from the 3rd to 5th centuries CE and forms part of a religious route that Buddhist pilgrims took from the Indian lowlands to Bamiyan. This project was led by the local organization ACHCO who documented the site, stabilized the structure, and partially reconstructed the monument. During this three-year project, young Afghan professionals were given on the-job-training and employment opportunities.