Taxila Sanskrit: तक्षशिला, meaning "City of Cut Stone" or "Takṣa Rock") in Sanskrit is a significant archaeological site in the modern city of the same name in Punjab, Pakistan. It lies about 32 km (20 mi) north-west of Islamabad
On your route from Islamabad, Taxila Museum is a must visit place for history & archaeology lovers located at Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan. The museum is home to a significant and comprehensive collection of Gandharan art dating from the 1st to the 7th centuries CE. Most objects in the collection were excavated from the ruins of ancient Taxila
Taxila's ruins are internationally renowned, and function as a series of interrelated sites, including: a mesolithic cave, the remains of 4 ancient cities, and Buddhist monasteries and stupas. The ancient ruins of Taxila were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980
People from 1000BCE with eyes are longer; ear lobes shorter and noses sharper and better defined. The Gandhari people are a tribe mentioned in the Rigveda, the Atharvaveda, and later Vedic texts. They are recorded in the Avestan language of Zoroastrianism under the name Vaēkərəta. The name Gāndhāra occurs later in the classical Sanskrit of the epics
Jaulian (meaning Seat of Saints) is a ruined Buddhist monastery dating from the 2nd century CE, is located on a hill 100 meters above the nearby modern village of Jaulian situated near Khanpur Taxila road and is the ancient Taxilan city of Sirsukh. Moreover, Piplan Remains, Badalpur Stupa and Jinnah Wali Dheri Stupa are nearby places.
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