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Stupa with Pillars, Gandhara, 2nd century

Stupa surrounded by four lion-crowned pillars. Stupa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

larameeee:  Sun temple, Konark, Orissa | the chariot of the Sun God, Surya | built from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone | UNESCO designated world heritage site     9th century

The Sun Temple at Konark in India is a culmination of Oriya architecture.Built in century by King Narasimhadeva, the temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, Surya, across heavens.

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Early sculpture of standing philosopher Buddha from ancient Gandhara (Pakistan/Afghanistan)

The Ajanta and Ellora Caves that speaks volume of the rich culture of India was surprisingly discovered only in the 19th century during an excavation by the British army, that too by accident!

my favorite place in Ellora. The Vishwakarma (Cave is the only chaitya griha amongst the Buddhist group of caves. It is locally known as Vishwakarma or Sutar ka jhopda "carpenter's hut". UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A Votive Stupa | " Mohra Moradu" at Taxila , Pakistan.

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Equestrian warriors in the Horse Court, a colonnade of mounted warriors in battle at the Ranganathaswami Temple in Srirangam, India.

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Khin Ba Relic Chamber Cover lent to the Met for "Lost Kingdoms" by Thiri Khittaya (Śrī Ksetra) Archaeological Museum, Hmawza, Myanmar (Photo: Thierry Ollivier)

Khin Ba Relic Chamber Cover lent to the Met for "Lost Kingdoms" by Thiri Khittaya (Śrī Ksetra) Archaeological Museum, Hmawza, Myanmar (Photo: Thierry Ollivier)

Taxila Archeological site in pakistan

Talk about Pakistan and the foremost thought that comes to your mind is a nation that is filled with hardcore Muslims, subjugated women, terrorist camps,

Mes Aynak Afghanistan

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Small stupas like this one from the sacred area at Bodhgaya likely contained the ashes of monks who even after death wanted to be in the presence of the Buddha’s enlightenment. #Buddhism

Votive stupa, constructed to commemorate visits or to gain spiritual benefits, usually at the site of prominent stupas which are regularly visited.

Line drawing of the Eight Great Stupas, using Kagyu school proportions. Based upon drawings (which use Gelug proportions) by Robert Beer in The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs (1999) Shambala Publications, Inc.

Line drawing of the Eight Great Stupas, using Kagyu school proportions. Based upon drawings (which use Gelug proportions) by Robert Beer in The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs Shambala Publications, Inc.

Plaque with a Dancer and a Vina Player,1st century B.C. Shunga period. India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 (1987.142.376) #dance

Plaque with a Dancer and a Vina century B. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 - compare headdress to Lady of Elche

Scenes from the Life of the Buddha, Gandhara, Pakistan, Kushan period, between the 1st century and 322 A.D, grey schist, courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Art.

Scenes from the Life of the Buddha, Gandhara, Kushan period, between…

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