OBERON, Kajari Tangi (Grot of)

(سره رود ولسوالۍ - AF)
34.419400,70.236100
Grottocenter / carte

Description

Herbert Daniel Gebauer - 06/01/2018

A fairy scene as fanciful or fantastic as the grot of Oberon considered MASSON (1842, 2: 191) to be particularly picturesque, from the nature of the stratified rocks, and the variously tinged yellow and green hues caused by the presence of zâkh (note 1). SITUATION (MASSON 1842, 2: 190-191): The site is reached by proceeding up the glen from the caves in the –>Kajari Tangi: As we ascended up the glen we tread upon a series of stratified and schistose rocks, at first barley peering above the surface, but gradually rising in altitude … Three hundred yards form its commencement the glen contracts, and a short tanghi [sic], or defile, is passed, where is a very beautiful object in an excavated arched recess, made in ancient times for the sake of obtaining zâkh … Beyond [Oberon's Cave] the glen expands, and the enclosing hills to the west are again provided with caves. Here is also a warm spring, and a clump of productive date trees, which give a name to the glen, which throws off a branc to the west, leading to Marnu, a spot inhabited by Afghan pastoral families. At this point is a small, but deep dand, or pool of water, its borders fringed with that species of reeds from which the kalams, or pens of the country, are fashioned. to the west, leading to Marnu, a spot inhabited by Afghan pastoral families. At this point is a small, but deep dand, or pool of water, its borders fringed with that species of reeds from which the kalams, or pens of the country, are fashioned.

Documents

Bibliography 06/01/2018
  • Masson, Charles 1842 edited 1974, 1997, 2001.

Histoire

Herbert Daniel Gebauer - 06/01/2018

Cavités proche

Distance (km)NomLongueur (m)Profondeur (m)
1.3KAJARI TANGI (Caves in the)
5.3QAL'EH-YE MALIK, Barina (Caves at)
8.0Azdar Khaneh
8.1KAFTAR KHANA, Barina: Qal'eh-ye Malik
9.5BUDDHA's SHADOW, Nagarahara (Cave of)
9.6KAKRAK (Caves at)
13.3CHAHARBAGH-e SAFA (Caves at)
13.3SURKH TOPE (Caves at)
16.1GHAWCHAK (Ghar)