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)


Remains of the Buddha
(Maura McCarthy)
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.

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