A Walk Through Taxila
The ancient remains in Pakistan represent a glimpse into the history of two of India’s major religions
- By Ria Misra and Alexis Matsui
- Smithsonian.com, December 22, 2010
In 1980, the ancient city of Taxila was named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architecture and statues, and for the many different cultures that influenced its development. The ruins of numerous Buddhist complexes, showing Persian, Greek and Central Asian influences, can be seen at the site.
Note: Reporting for this piece was funded by a grant from the South Asian Journalists Association