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Excavations at Taxila, present Paklstan  

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Taxila: An Illustrated Account of Archaeological Excavations carried out at Taxila under the orders of the Government of India between the Years 1913 and 1934

Marshall, John

Cambridge, England

University Press



3 volumes. xix, [3], 397; xv, [2], [398]-895; xxii pp. + 246 plates from photographs, plans, etc. 28x21 cm (11x8½), gilt-lettered cloth, jackets. First Edition.

Excavations at Taxila, in present-day Pakistan, north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, just off the famous Grand Trunk Road. Settled about a thousand years before the Christian era, ancient Taxila was situated at the pivotal junction of the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. Some ruins at Taxila date to the time of the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century BCE, followed successively by Mauryan Empire, Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, and Kushan Empire periods. The first volume covers Structural Remains; the second Minor Antiquities; the third is the plate volume. 

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