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Surkh Kotal Temple. Near Pul-i-Khumri, Baghlan Province.

The staircase led to a courtyard where a Zoroastrian fire altar sat on a raised platform with columns at each corner where worshipers circumambulated. This was in marked contrast to the Hellenistic temples at Ai Khanoum where the main deity figure was placed at the back of a long hall.
Photo: Louis Dupree from Auboyer, The Art of Afghanistan, 1968

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NATIONAL MUSEUM II: CE (Common Era)
The staircase led to a courtyard where a Zoroastrian fire altar sat on a raised platform with columns at each corner where worshipers circumambulated. This was in marked contrast to the Hellenistic temples at Ai Khanoum where the main deity figure was placed at the back of a long hall. <br />
Photo: Louis Dupree from Auboyer, The Art of Afghanistan, 1968