Taxila during mauryan empire in bc

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    TAXILA DURING MAURYAN EMPIRE IN BC

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    The remains of some of the monuments at Taxila reflects even today, the excellence of quality of work in stone cutting which was available during that period. According to various leading historians, a wide range of metals was also well known and special characteristics as regards the mining and manufacture of these metals have been recorded. The knowledge extended both to utilitarian metals such as iron, copper and lead and to precious metals such as gold and silver. The remains of copper bolt antimony rods and nail-parers from Hastinapur and other copper and bronze objects including coins have been found from the Mauryan strata at Bhir Mound in Taxila and other places.


    While I was posted at Islamabad, I had the opportunity to visit Taxila on number of occasions. It was , however, disheartening to notice that not much care was given by the local Government to preserve these old monuments. Even the local official guide hardly possessed any knowledge about the Mauryan (Hindu) kings viz. Chandragupa, Maurya, his son Bindusara or his grand son Ashoka the Great and others.

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    Photograph is of a small Musium at Taxila
     
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  3. lemontree

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    Taxila, was the seat of higher education that educated princes, kings and nobelmen.

    We lost a great institution and seat of learning.
     

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