Conservation of Buddhist-era Built Heritage

Shewaki, Kabul Province, Afghanistan

Amount 868.4 K $

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Afghan Cultural Heritage Consulting Organisation (ACHCO)

Type of grant Call for projects


The stupa at Shewaki lies eleven kilometers north of Kabul and dates from 1st-3rd century CE. It forms part of a religious complex that lay on a route that Buddhist pilgrims took on their way from the Indian lowlands to Bamiyan in the central highlands. This project, led by the Afghan Cultural Heritage Consultig Organisation (ACHCO), will document the site, stabilize the structure, protect the stupa’s immediate environs, and restore and partially reconstruct the monument.