Gandhara
Gandhāra (Sanskrit: गन्धार, Pashto: ګندارا‎, Urdu: گندھارا‎) was an ancient kingdom in the Swat valley, potohar plateau and Peshawar regions,in modern-day states of northern Pa...
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Taxila
Taxila (Urdu: ٹيڪسيلا‎) is a town and an important archaeological site in Rawalpindi district of the Punjab province in Pakistan. Taxila is situated about 32 km (20 mi) north-west ...
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Silk Road transmission of Buddhism
Buddhism entered Han China via the Silk Road, beginning in the 1st or 2nd century CE. The first documented translation efforts by Buddhist monks in China (all foreigners) were in the 2nd century C...
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Greco-Buddhist art
Greco-Buddhist art is the artistic manifestation of Greco-Buddhism, a cultural syncretism between the Classical Greek culture and Buddhism, which developed over a period of close to 1000 years in Cent...
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Dharmaguptaka
The Dharmaguptaka (Sanskrit: धर्मगुप्तक; Chinese: 法藏部; pinyin: Fǎzàng Bù) are one of the eighteen or twenty early Buddhist schools, depending on one's source. They are said to have originated ...
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Gandhara Kingdom
Gandhara is a kingdom grouped among the western kingdoms in the epic Mahabharata. The epic Ramayana also mentions it as a western kingdom. Gandhara prince Shakuni was the root of all the conspiracies ...
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Seated Buddha from Gandhara
The Seated Buddha from Gandhara is an early statue of the Buddha discovered at the site of Jamal Garhi in ancient Gandhara in modern day Pakistan, that dates to the 2nd or 3rd century AD. It is now in...
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Serindian art
Serindian art is the art that developed from the 2nd through the 11th century C.E. in Serindia or Xinjiang, the western region of China that forms part of Central Asia.It derives from the Greco-Buddhi...
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Birch bark manuscript
Birch bark manuscripts are documents written on pieces of the inner layer of birch bark, which was commonly used for writing before the advent of mass production of paper. Evidence of birch bark for ...
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Gandhara grave culture
The Gandhara grave culture emerged c. 1600 BC, and flourished in Gandhara, which lies in modern-day Pakistan and Afghanistan c. 1500 BC to 500 BC (i.e. possibly up to the time of Pāṇini in ancient Ind...
Buddhism in China
Chinese Buddhism (Han-Chinese Buddhism) has played an extremely prominent and dynamic role in Buddhist history, particularly in East Asia. Over the course of approximately two thousand years, Buddhist...
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Aspavarman
Commander Aspavarman is known from inscriptions and coins to have ruled in Gandhara in the early part of the 1st century. He is also referenced in Ghandari texts, written in Kharoṣṭhī scr...
Taxila (satrapy)
Hindush (also known as 'Taxila' or 'Sindh') was one of the eastern most satrapy's of the Achaemenid Empire, located in the northwest of the South Asia (modern Pakistan).The capital of this province wa...
Buddhas of Bamiyan
67°49′36.49″E / 34.8320417°N 67.8268028°E / 34.8320417; 67.8268028The Buddhas of Bamiyan (Persian: بت های باميان – but hay-e bamiyan) were two 6th-century monumental statues o...
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