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
Like other areas of Taxila, nearby Sirkap, an ancient fortified city built between the second century B.C. and the second century A.D. across the Tamra Nala river, has a strong Indo-Greek influence, and many of its structures were used as places of worship to the Jain. While most religious artifacts in the area are Buddhist, other religions, like Jain, whose monks lived at this site, also left their mark, including these Jain pillars.