DIV HISSAR & SINGLAK (Ferrier 1856) (Caves between)

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Description

Herbert Daniel Gebauer - 06/01/2018

A west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m wid and 140 m long) which connects about ten lateral chambers with daylight windows. More or less along the centre the connecting gallery runs a ditch with some pools which seem to indicate flowing water. Spiral staircases with steps along curved walls give access to the upper storeys (note 12). SEYMOUR, Henry Danby (in FERRIER 1870: 437 note 1) adds On rencontre dans plusieurs parties de l'Afghanistan des rochers creusés de la même maniere, dont lat taille attribuée aux sectateurs de Bouddha. Les cellules qu'on y voit étaient destinées à contenir les ascétics de la secte.A west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m widA west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m widA west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m widA west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m widA west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m widA west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m widA west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m widA west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m widA west-facing, interconnected cluster of man-made rock chambers with many windows and several storeys, all excavated by superhuman beings (note 1), reported FERRIER (1856, 1870 edited 2001: 436-437), a soldier of fortune (note 2), from a picturesque place which is a difficult to identify (note 3) and said to lie on the way from Div Hissar (note 4) to Singlak (note 5) in the upper Murghab basin (note 6). SITUATION: Somewhere on the right-hand side of a route from Ser Peul (note 7) via one Boudhi (note 8) and a -Kalèh Div- (note 9), past the caves and across unspecified mountains and by some of the sources of the river Murghab (note 10) towards Herat. The caves themselves seem to lie at an approximate distance of two -farsangs- from Div Hissar, five farsang from Kalèh Div, and eight farsang from Singlak (note 11). CAVE DESCRIPTION: Scrambling about 20 m up a veritable gully, where once a flight of steps must have been, one gains the west-facing entrance to a gallery (said to be 10 m wid and 140 m long) which connects about ten lateral chambers with daylight windows. More or less along the centre the connecting gallery runs a ditch with some pools which seem to indicate flowing water. Spiral staircases with steps along curved walls give access to the upper storeys (note 12). SEYMOUR, Henry Danby (in FERRIER 1870: 437 note 1) adds On rencontre dans plusieurs parties de l'Afghanistan des rochers creusés de la même maniere, dont lat taille attribuée aux sectateurs de Bouddha. Les cellules qu'on y voit étaient destinées à contenir les ascétics de la secte.

Documents

Bibliography 06/01/2018
  • Balfour, Edward, 1885 edited 1968; Ferrier, Jean-Paul 1856, 1870 edited 2001; Simpson, William 1886a; Simpson, William in Laessoe, F de 1886.

Histoire

EXPLORATION HISTORY: 1845.06.13: Jean-Paul FERRIER (1856, 1870: 433-437) visited and explored. Herbert Daniel Gebauer - 06/01/2018

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