Peshawar antiquity

28 Aug 2011

At Daily News and Analysis India - see www.dnaindia.com/print710.php?cid=1579550, there is a report of the re-discovery of the remains of a Buddhist stupa and monastery near Peshawar in Pakistan - originally excavated in 1908 but left to fall into decay thereafter. The stupa, it is estimated, was as tall as a modern 13 storey building and was built in the reign of the Kushan emperor Kanishka - in the 1st century AD. The Chinese traveller Huan Tsong visited it in the 7th century AD - and the stupa was still standing.