Kanishka’s Stupa: 8th Wonder of Ancient World?

Peter Linenthal
Temple Statue on table

King Kanishka is a character in ‘Jaya’s Golden Necklace’ and a historic figure, credited with calling an important council where Buddhist scriptures were collected and building an amazing Buddhist stupa about 13 stories high, the tallest building in that part of the world for hundreds of years, much like this stupa in the Taxila Museum, but much larger. In January, Amjad Hussain, a prominent historian & scholar recommended that Unesco declare the stupa’s site in Peshawar, Pakistan, a World Heritage Site and The 8th Wonder of the Ancient World. The Kushan Empire is slowly getting the recognition it deserves.

Read more: http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2017/jan/27/pakistan-government-urged-to-ensure-eighth-wonder-tag-to-kanishka-stupa-1564030.html

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