Archaeological Remains of Ancient India

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Chandraketugarh, Sunga Art, 2nd Century BC


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Chandraketugarh, Sunga Art, 2nd Century BC
Wow these are amazing piece of work.

Such kind of prices from Chinese civilizations are worth million dollars. Chinese millionaires and billionaires are buying up such thing of their old dynasty era all around the world.
And here no one cares about such majestic things.
 

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Maurya streets


Based on the relief images of Maurya's successors - Sanchi, Bharhut, etc. I remember giving these guys so much references for the Maurya faction in the 0 AD game and they ended up producing something near accurate. Only thing that compares is the old Chanakya series from the 90s.
Slightly OT,
You've seen the entire Chanakya series ?
 

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Slightly OT,
You've seen the entire Chanakya series ?
I think I stopped back then because there wasnt any English subs, but who ever put the series together did their research regarding attire, architecture, etc. Modern examples like the Ashoka movie are no good.

Wow these are amazing piece of work.

Such kind of prices from Chinese civilizations are worth million dollars. Chinese millionaires and billionaires are buying up such thing of their old dynasty era all around the world.
And here no one cares about such majestic things.
Yeah, chandraketugarh pieces are some of the most valuable architectural finds from India, imo. We actually have a decent depiction of how classical India looked like because of chandraketugarh, sanchi, bharhut, etc.

chandraketugarh is also important because we see some stories that were important to the Hindus of the time.
 
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Kailash Temple at Ellora is probably one of the most underrated archeological site on the planet.
And let me say this at the cost of offending some, ancient hindu structures at Elllora (and surrounding areas) are truly the unbelievable wizardry. Buddhist/Jain structures & additions are relatively new. Site gets trivialized a lot, and the original structures could very well predate the form of faith known today.

Spend few days here, you'll develop a new perspective altogether.
 

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Reaffirming a civilisational connect.

Monolithic sandstone Shiv Linga of 9th c CE is latest find in ongoing conservation project. Applaud
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team for their work at Cham Temple Complex, My Son, #Vietnam. Warmly recall my visit there in 2011.

 

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Adaab arz he

this greeting can be traced long before the mughals (wrongly attributed to the mughals), indus civilization people used it and later the historic period it was used by the indians as well. (this was also used by mesopotamians btw). its a remnant of a very ancient practice.

In middle east the same greeting was modified to be used as a 'puttnig hands on chest' gesture.
 

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The four armed Devi in photo 1 is of 1st c. CE from Nagar Rajasthan, and she is seen holding up a mahisha/buffalo (theriomorphic representation of the asura), by pushing him up with her front right hand and pulling his tongue with her front left hand. She carries a rectangular armour or khetaka in her back left hand, and a trisula in her back right hand. Her simha/lion vahana sits quietly below her, and seems quite uninvolved in the tussle going on above him. Few more similar images were found from Nagar (ranging from 1st c. BCE to 1st c. CE), thus showing the presence of the devi worshippers (Sakta group) in this region even in the pre-Kushana era (Agrawala, 1958). Similar images of the devi from the Kushana period were also found from Besnagar and Mathura (photo 2). The findings of these murtis in the late 1940s- 50s dispelled the earlier theory (by Banerjea, 1941) that Mahishasuramardini murtis were not extant prior to the Gupta period.

more: https://www.softpowermag.com/images-of-the-mother-goddess/
 

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