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2, 922. 1f Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 922. 6 Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 927. 7 Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 929-930; Vol. 3, PI. 115, Shahr. 03, Shahr. 08, Shahr. 02, Shahr. 07, Shahr. 033, Shahr. 025, Shahr. 014, Shahr. 030, Shahr. 023, Shahr. 036, Shahr. 017, Shahr. 037. 8 Stein, 1928, Vol. 3, P1. 115, Shahr. 032. 9 Stein, 1928, Vol. 3, P1. 115, Shahr. 012; Vol. 2, 929. "Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 927-928. "Stein, 1928, Vol. 3, P1. 115, Atish. 05, Atish. 02. 2 Stein, 1928, Vol. 3, P1. 115, Atish. 010. 14 Stein reports Seistan Ribbed ware'6 as absent, but an abundance of glazed wares which are described but not illustrated by F.
2, 938, 941. Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 938, 942. r now surmounted by a modern fort. form of a series of mounds and elevations crossed by the modern road from Chakansur to Kala-i-Fath. The Nad-i-Ali mound is over 35 meters in height. SITE 28B, NA-2: East of the Nad-i-Ali mound, about 3 of a mile distant, is the Sorh-dagh, or Red Mound, which is also over 30 meters high. 50 meters deep, was dug in the top of the mound. As a result of this excavation, Ghirsh- able to define two periods. 70 meters, of the pit.
An indication of how slight the Achaemenid hold in southern Afghanistan was is perhaps furnished by the fact that so few Achaemenid coins have been found there. 5 Alexander's campaign in eastern Iran was confined to its northeastern part, with Balkh as his main objective. Balkh was apparently the most important city of Bactria and as such the last major Achaemenid city still unconquered. ). Apparently the revolt was supported by Barsaentes, satrap of Drangiana, so that after the defeat of Satibarzanes, Alexander thought it expedient to invade Seistan.