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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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Protected Buddhist Pila
(Maura McCarthy)
A row of seated Buddhas adorn this pillar in the Mohra Muradu area of Taxila. The pillar was placed in the main monastery of Mohra Muradu and now lives behind a protected wall within the remains.

Throughout the centuries, many of the artifacts of Taxila have been stolen by rogue traders, so most of the land’s most valuable findings are now housed in the Taxila museum. Because this particular stupa (a Buddhist place of worship) is protected, it is one of the best-preserved representations of the Buddha still on its original site on Taxila’s grounds.

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