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After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam$
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Joe Cribb and Georgina Herrmann

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263846

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.001.0001

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

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

(p.243) 11 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

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