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Sanchi



Introduction of Sanchi
Village in W Madhya Pradesh, approximately 23mi NE of Bhopal, in the N. It is the site of some ofthe earliest and finest monuments of primitive Buddhism,some of the oldest buildings in India. Theseinclude a number of stupas, designed to house Buddhistrelics, in particular the Great Stupa, whose oldestparts date from the third century b.c. and the reignof Asoka of the Mauryan Empire. Others are later,around the turn of the Christian era. They are ornamentedwith some of the finest sculptural reliefs to befound in India.Village in W Madhya Pradesh, approximately 23mi NE of Bhopal, in the N. It is the site of some ofthe earliest and finest monuments of primitive Buddhism,some of the oldest buildings in India. Theseinclude a number of stupas, designed to house Buddhistrelics, in particular the Great Stupa, whose oldestparts date from the third century b.c. and the reignof Asoka of the Mauryan Empire. Others are later,around the turn of the Christian era. They are ornamentedwith some of the finest sculptural reliefs to befound in India.

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