The international conference devoted to the archaeology of Afghanistan took place in the town of Latt in 2003.
The upper part of a staff of ivory from Gerat was published in the exhibition catalogue to the conference (the 2nd - 4“1 cc. AD). At its end a figure of a herder carrying a ram on his shoulders and a dog lying at his feet were carved. This figure with a ram on the shoulders reminds of the image of “the Good Shepherd” and is an indirect graphic reference to the Early-Christian image. This find is an important archaeological proof of the role of the Christianity in the Central Asian region in the Early Medieval period.