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Nalanda: Main Sanctuary

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Nalanda: Main Sanctuary
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Keywords: Gupta Period;Nalanda;architecture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: For many centuries Nalanda was the seat of a Buddhist university, Many monasteries were built there to house more than 4,000 monks and students, A new school of art, influenced by Chinese students, developed here, Many votive stupas, once ornamented the courtyard of the buildings, now in ruin, Buildings were destroyed in Muslim invasions of 1200, The main sanctuary, now very damaged, was of brick, with stucco friezes, and statuary, A few minor stupas, built between 6th & 9th centuries, still stand,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-878


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