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Buddhist monastery Adjina-Teppa, V-VIII centuries

 

It is located 12 km to the east of Kurgan-Tube. By plan, the fortress is rectangular, with two parts, including monastery and temple. In temple yard large cruciform mortar was located in the plane of the ornamented facade by steps. The building of monastery was erected
from the raw brick and blocks. The building was covered by arches, cupolas and etc. The wall of the temple and halls were decorated by the numerous sculptures of Buddha and bodhisattvas, among which there was 12 m statue of Buddha laying in Nirvana. The walls of the
corridor were covered by the miniature paintings, reflecting the sermon of Buddha, surrounded by people and scene of gifters.
Researchers: Academic B.A. Litvinsky, T.N. Zeimal (1960-1975). The materials are kept in the fund of Institute of History, Academy of Science Republic of Tajikistan.


 

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