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The Treasures of Sanchi

Sanchi is a small village in India, located about 30 miles northeast of Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the location of several great Buddhist monuments, dating from the third century BCE to the twelfth century CE.

The stellar monument is the "Great Stupa" of Sanchi, which was commissioned by the Emperor Ashoka the Great in the third century BCE. It is believed to house the relics of the Buddha.

The art and lifestyle depicted in the monuments of Sanchi is a great source of archeology and evidence for historians. Common people, royalty, and social themes are preserved in period art.

Archeological Treasures of Sanchi

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