Salt Range Temple Project

This project surveys seventh-to-tenth-century Hindu temples preserved along the Indus River and in the Salt Range, Pakistan.

A two-phase chronology has been worked out, in part confirmed by archaeological discoveries and excavations carried out at one site, Kafirkot North. A series of publications have reported on aspects of the work in progress.

Where
A number of sites are located along the Indus River and on the Salt Range plateau in the North West Frontier and Punjab provinces in Pakistan, south of Peshawar and southwest of Islamabad.

Photo caption: temple C, Kafirkot North, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, excavated by the Pakistan Heritage Society and Salt Range Temple Project.

When
These temples represent an early school of temple architecture in the late sixth to eighth centuries, evolving in the ninth and tenth centuries under new patronage into a unique variety of multi-storied temple.

Researchers
Michael W. Meister, University of Pennsylvania
Abdur Rehman, University of Peshawar (emeritus)
Farid Khan, Pakistan Heritage Society, Peshawar

Additional Sponsors
American Institute of Pakistan Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Pakistan Heritage Society, Peshawar

Salt Range Temple Project surveys seventh-to-tenth-century Hindu temples preserved along the Indus River and in the Salt Range, Pakistan. A two-phase chronology has been worked out, in part confirmed by archaeological discoveries and excavations carried out at one site, Kafirkot North. A series of publications have reported on aspects of the work in progress.

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