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The Sasanian relief at Rag-i Bibi (Northern Afghanistan)

FRANTZ GRENET, JONATHAN LEE, PHILIPPE MARTINEZ and FRANÇOIS ORY

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263846
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0012

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The Sasanian relief at Rag-i Bibi (Northern Afghanistan)

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This chapter examines the rock carving in Rag-i Bibi in northern Afghanistan. The rock carving is situated a kilometre south of the village of Shamarq and its name literally means Veins of the Lady; which, according to local sources, refers to Bibi Fatima. The chapter also discusses iconographic and historical comments on Rag-i Bibi and evaluates the application of three-dimensional laser scanning to the Rag-i Bibi relief.

Keywords: Rag-i Bibi; rock carving; northern Afghanistan; Shamarq; Bibi Fatima; laser scanning

Chapter.  9922 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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