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In 1980, Taxila was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, for not only of its architecture and statues, but also in recognition of the many different cultures that influenced its development. (Ria Misra)

A Walk Through Taxila

The ancient remains in Pakistan represent a glimpse into the history of two of India’s major religions

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Reflections in Taxila Pakistan
(Maura McCarthy)
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

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