Lot 87 of 319:
Excavations at Taxila, present Paklstan  

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Title:
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

Author:
Marshall, John

Place:
Cambridge, England

Publisher:
University Press

Date:
1951

Description:

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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Condition:
Jackets with some rubbing and soiling, a few chips and other wear one flap clipped; very good overall.


 
Item number:
318589
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