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
This niche once housed one of the earliest depictions of the Buddha in Taxila (only an impression of the statue remains). It was soon followed by others, and today Taxila is known as much for its numerous Buddha statues as for its Buddhist monasteries and temples.