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  Taxila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The city of Taxila (33.46.45° N 72.53.15° E)[1] was an important early Hindu[2][3] and Buddhist[4] centre of learning from the 5th century BCE[5] to the 2nd century CE[6].
Taxila is located in the west of the Islamabad Capital Territory, to the northwest of Rawalpindi, on the border of the Punjab and North West Frontier Provinces, about thirty kilometres west-northwest of Islamabad, just off the Grand Trunk Road.
In the Mahābhārata, the Kuru heir Parikṣit was enthroned at Taxila.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taxila   (954 words)

 Global Heritage Fund - Site Profile
Taxila is located in what was referred to as the Gandhara region and contains many examples of the Gandhara style, which developed in what is now north-western Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan.
It was constructed in the 3rd century BC during the reign of Emperor Ashoka to house the relics of Buddha.
Taxila is located on the plains of the Haro river valley, thirty-one kilometres from Islamabad, and thirty kilometres northwest of Rawalpindi.
www.globalheritagefund.org /sites/apac/taxila.html   (1150 words)

 Taxila India, Hathial, Dharmarajika Stupa, Kunala Stupa, Sirkap, Apsidal Shrine, Shrine of the Double-Headed Eagle, ...
At Taxila, images of the gentle Buddha of the eastern Himalaya are dressed in Greek robes and sandals.
Yet another sage of Taxila remarked, 'I commend the king [Alexander] because, although he governs so vast an empire, he is still desirous of acquiring wisdom, for he is the only philosopher in arms that I have ever seen'.
Taxila is 35 kilometers from Islamabad, the modern capital of Pakistan, and a little over 32 kilometers north-west of the city of Rawalpindi.
www.4to40.com /discoverindia/places/index.asp?article=discoverindia_places_taxila   (2125 words)

 Pakistani Architecture: Taxila
Taxila, the "City of Stones," was once a flourishing city along the trade routes of central Asia, mentioned in both the Mahabharata and the Ramayana for its wealth and magnificence.
Taxila served as the capital of India's western province.
Taxila's downfall came in the 5th century A.D. when the White Hun hordes sacked the area, destroying monasteries and looting the city's treasures.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /taxila/TAXILAMAP.htm   (512 words)

To fully understand the importance of Taxila, it must be noted that the Khunjerab pass between Kashmir and Xinjiang -the current Karakorum highroad- could already be crossed in Antiquity; therefore, Taxila was connected with the Silk road between Babylonia in the far west and China in the far east.
Taxila was founded in the seventh or sixth century BCE - according to legend by a son of the brother of the legendary hero Rama.
Taxila was the capital of a kingdom that was called Hinduš (or Indus-country) and consisted of the western half of the Punjab.
www.livius.org /ta-td/taxila/taxila.htm   (1147 words)

 Pakistan - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stupas were domed temples that originated in India, and were often built to house a religious relic.
Taxila is strategically situated on a branch of the Silk Road, which linked China to the West.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Pakistan   (5713 words)

 Pakistan Travel Web > Destinations > Archaeological Sites > Taxila
Taxila is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
Taxila is the greatest attraction for the pilgrims and tourists coming from China and Greece.
The final period of Taxila is in the fifth century A.D. when white Huns snuffed out the most successful and the greatest Gandhara civilization of last several centuries.
www.travel.web.pk /destinations/archaeological_sites/taxila.asp   (881 words)

Taxila was one of the capitals of ancient kingdom of Gandhara – the other being Purushapura (later renamed Peshawar).
Pakistani archaeologists continued the work after 1947 and found that in addition to the Gandhara settlements of Taxila between the period 600 B.C. to 100 A.D, there were also the Neolithic settlements found in Taxila and in the areas of Mardan, Peshawar between the rivers of Indus and Kabul as they join at Attock.
The remains of the old GT Road are still visible at a spot where one turns right towards Taxila going north near the railway line and the stone crushing plants that cause much of the haze over Islamabad’s pristine air.
www.the-south-asian.com /Oct2002/Taxila2002-1.htm   (884 words)

 CEDAR Taxila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taxila can be defined as a "bootstrapping" effort, since the application tools that manipulate data are derived from contents in data archives.
Since Taxila consists of data and tool archives, and the tools used to retrieve information from the library, this digital library can be create and maintain other digital libraries through Taxila's application tools, whihc can manipulate different archival data.
Thus, Taxila should prove to be a valuable resource for performing the processes that create digital document libraries as well as automating data entry from paper.
www.cedar.buffalo.edu /taxila/taxila.html   (299 words)

 Taxila - Pakistan Special Weapons Facilities
Taxila lies some 35 km (22 miles) north-west of Rawalpindi, near Wah on the way to Peshawar, and is world famous for archeaological sites dating back to the 5th century BC.
It is Taxila that philosophers and men of learning of the two countries met and developed science, mathematics and astronomy.
As the fleet of T-59 manufactured by China grew, Heavy Rebuild Factory (HRF) was established in Taxila in the late seventies to undertake rebuild and modernization of tanks.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/world/pakistan/taxila.htm   (852 words)

 Taxila - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Taxila, also known as Takshasila, important, ancient cultural and trade center and seat of learning, the capital of the famed region of Gandhara in...
Sassanids : wars, invasions, and conquests: invasion of Gandharan capital Taxila
Gandhara became renowned as a center for Buddhism under the patronage of Kanishka, and for centuries after his reign it drew both Indian and Chinese...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Taxila.html   (69 words)

 TAXILA: Gandhara period painting discovered -DAWN - Local; 06 April, 2004
TAXILA, April 5: For the first time in the archaeological history of Pakistan, a hand-made painting on stucco plaster, dating between 3rd and 5th century AD, has been recovered from the ruins of a monastery, locally called Jinna Wali Dehri, about 18km from here near Khanpur.
The experts believe that the painting was originally made on a wall of a monastery, but it collapsed and broke into over three dozen pieces when the White Huns conquered the ancient city of Taxila and torched the monastery and stupa.
When contacted, archeology department deputy director and in charge of Taxila Museum Dr Mohammad Ashraf Khan confirmed that the department had discovered a painting during the recent excavations at the site.
www.dawn.com /2004/04/06/local31.htm   (427 words)

 Arab2000.net - the first online Arabic news site in North America.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
But Taxila is also one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world -- both an important historical centre of Buddhism, and a once major centre of learning where philosophy, arts, religion and culture were taught.
The last ancient historical period of Taxila came in the fifth century AD when the Huns established the great Gandhara civilization, which lasted several centuries.
One day, after a enjoying a lovely Pakistani lunch on the Taxila University campus (where fresh bread is baked daily in the dining hall!) I journeyed to nearby ancient sites, accompanied by some of the university's engineering students and professors.
www.arab2000.net /wnewsDetails.asp?id=29330&cid=25   (945 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Taxila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taxila TAXILA [Taxila], archaeological site of three successive cities, near Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Situated astride the middle Indus River, the region had Taxila and Peshawar as its chief cities.
FCO condemns attack at Chrisitan hospital at Taxila, Pakistan on 9-8.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Taxila   (330 words)

 Livius Picture Archive: Taxila / Bhir mound
Taxila was the ancient capital of the western Punjab, the country between the rivers
Panini, the author of a famous book on Sanskrit grammar, lived in Taxila; Caraka, a famous master of medicine had a house on Bhir mound too; and Kautilya, the Brahman adviser of Chandragupta Maurya and author of a guide to statecraft, the Arthasastra, was a resident of Taxila as well.
When we visited Taxila (May 2004), there was no one to confirm this, but it may be true.
www.livius.org /a/pakistan/taxila/bhir.html   (728 words)

The Institute will be established with the co-operation of UNESCO and within the framework of the Silk Roads project and the Memory of the World Programme.
Taxila, proposed as the site for the Institute by Pakistan, was selected for its historical and cultural significance and for its location at the cross-roads of many religions and cultures where Gandhara art flourished and attained its unique character.
In this context, the Taxila Institute will contribute to international research on languages and scripts along the Silk Roads, on petroglyphs in Central Asia, the conservation and rehabilitation of caravanserais along the Silk Roads and on the promotion of cultural tourism.
www.unesco.org /op/29gencon/civ.htm   (341 words)

 Taxila, Pakistan and me (by Mohamed Elmasry) - Media Monitors Network (MMN)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taxila, Pakistan -- Today, it's a tiny city 35 km from Islamabad, and home to its own university of Engineering and Technology with some 5,000 students.
But Taxila is also one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world -- both an important historical center of Buddhism, and a once major center of learning where philosophy, arts, religion and culture were taught.
In 50 AD, the great Kushan Dynasty was established, and within 200 years Taxila became its most celebrated center for philosophy, arts and learning, attracting pilgrims and students from as far away as China and Greece.
usa.mediamonitors.net /content/view/full/24236   (1221 words)

 Central Asia Chap 12: Taxila, Islamabad & Lahore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In Taxila's horribly congested bazaar we get a tonga (a horse pulled cart) and soon we're out of the beeping, honking smoke and in quieter fields with small farmers' houses and immense water buffalo.
We pull up outside the Taxila museum and I check out a so-called Youth Hostel but it really is a total heap (which, after where we've been staying, is saying something) so we go for the slightly expensive PTDC motel.
This is meant to be the oldest "city" in the Taxila area and is reputedly where Alexander the Great stopped on his epic odyssey of conquest around Central Asia, Persia and the Middle East.
www.timandcatherine.com /taxila.htm   (5612 words)

 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
FCO condemns attack at Chrisitan hospital at Taxila,...
EDT) on the grounds of the hospital in Taxila.
Taxila currently holds 65 per cent of the group...
www.highbeam.com /library/search.asp?FN=SS&search_newspapers=on&search_magazines=on&q=Taxila&refid=ency_botnm   (988 words)

 Taxila - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
I've visited Taxila twice in May 2004; the site can easily be reached from the Grand Trunk Road, which connects Islamabad and Peshawar.
There are several subsites at Taxila, such as Bhir Mound (the oldest part), Sirkap and Sirsukh (two later cities), a giant stupa, a Greek-style temple (called Jandial) and several Buddhist monasteries.
A bicycle or a rented taxi can be useful, because the distances between these parts of Taxila are pretty large.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/taxila.html   (144 words)

 Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The city of Taxila (Takshashila) became a major centre of learning in ancient times - the remains of the city, located to the west of Islamabad, are one of the country's major archaeological sites.
Ancient civilization ruins such as Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Taxila, to the Himalayan hill stations attract those interested in field sports and winter sports.
Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Gwadar, Faisalabad, Multan, Sialkot, Sukker, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Thatta, Chitral, Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Murree, Taxila, Moenjodaro, Nawabshah, Attock, Gilgit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan   (4992 words)

Taxila reached its greatest heights between the 1st and 5th centuries A.D. Buddhist monuments were erected throughout the Taxila Valley which was transformed into a religious heartland and a destination for pilgrims from as far a field as Central Asia and China.
The city of Sirkap, or "Severed Head", chronologically the second major city of Taxila, is to be found spreading down the Hathial Spur and onto the plains of the Taxila Valley.
It is bound by the Tamra rivulet and to the north and south by the Gau rivulet which today has been almost completely obliterated by a modern road and water channel.
www.punjabilok.com /pakistan/taxila.htm   (566 words)

 Taxila & other ruins - Pakistan Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
There is a nice PTDC Hotel near the Taxila museum which has calm surroundings.
Up the road from Taxila at Wah is a Mogul pleasure garden which is relaxing for a time.
Taxila & other ruins: Taxila”Taxila is one of the...
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Asia/Pakistan/Off_the_Beaten_Path-Pakistan-Taxila_other_ruins-BR-1.html   (645 words)

 Amazing Science
The niversity at Taxila was well versed in teaching the subjects using the best of practical knowledge acquired by the teachers.
Taxila was the junction where people of different origins mingled with each other and exchanged knowledge of their countries.
In the religious scriptures also, Taxila is mentioned as the place where the king of snakes, Vasuki selected Taxila for the dissemination of knowledge on earth.
www.hinduism.co.za /amazing.htm   (14227 words)

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