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Taxila

 

Taxila

Taxila was the historic capital of the Gandhara Empire, which stretched across the eastern areas of what is now Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan. Taxila experienced its heyday from the fifth century BC to the fifth century of our time. Located at the intersection of three important trade routes, the place was of considerable economic and strategic importance. The remains of the city, a rich site for archaeological research, are about 35 km northwest of Islamabad. (World Heritage)


Taxila - Museum: Gandhara is known for the distinctive Gandhara style in Buddhist art, an after-effect of Graeco-Buddhist syncretism, Indian and Hellenistic influences, as well as those of the Persian empires in the centuries after Alexander the Great's conquests of Central Asia around 330 BC. Chr. Merged with each other. In Gandhara in the 1st century AD. The Kushans made the first representations of the Buddha in human form on coins and as statues - previously only symbolic representations (e.g. stupa, Dharmachakra and Bodhi tree) were common. These sculptures became the models for all later depictions of the Buddha. (wikipedia)


Taxila Museum: Gandhara Art


Taxila Museum: Gandhara Art