A Walk Through Taxila

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

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)


Three eras of Taxila
(Maura McCarthy)
“What is really interesting in Taxila valley is the relationship between Buddhist complexes and the metropolitan centers,” says archaeologist Luca Maria Olivieri, who has excavated there. Oliveri credits the Buddhist complexes in Taxila with influencing not only religious life in the region, but also agriculture and trade.

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