Mes Aynak: Tepe Kafiriat, Monastery

The Kafiriat Tepe Monastery consists of a large central room and small square-shaped rooms covered by domes on three sides. The central area can be accessed through a corridor. Remains of wooden stairs suggest that there has been a first floor. Wood was also used for the door frames and doors. On the back of the central room two large store-rooms are located. The central room, as well as the chapels in the north and in the south, are decorated with clay sculptures and wall paintings. The chronological stages of the building suggest an occupation, probably from the 2nd or 3rd century. (Nicolas Engel/Omara Khan Massoudi 2011, p. 8, 10)