Discovering Pakistan

5, 000 years of Civilization & Culture

Gandhara Art & Architecture Photos I

A small collection of photos that depict some of the beautiful works of Indo-Greek art and architecture produced in Buddhist Gandhara in the early centuries of the Common Era. The photos include sculptures and stone reliefs from Gandhara, on display in various museums in Pakistan and around the world, as well as monastery sites and stupas in Taxila, Swat Valley, and other places in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Much of the Buddhist heritage of Gandhara was destroyed circa the 6th century CE by the Hephthalites or White Huns from Central Asia. Today, what is left is under serious threat from vandals, archaeological smugglers and militants.

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