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Archaeology and Architecture

Archaeological sites – Pre-history


Scholars did not know the existence of
pre-historical sites –Excavations helped
to trace them
Architecture shows style and quality of
builders including architects and
engineers
The Archaeological Sites
• Early archaeological activities relate to early
historic and early medieval periods.
• Paharpur Mahasthan Mainmati
• Paharpur is the largest Buddihist monastery
and temple
Paharpur and Related Sites
• Remains of the Biggest Buddhist Monastery
MAHASTHANGARH
• Sir Alexander Cunningham identified it with
the city of Pundranagar on the basis of Huen
Tsang.
• The biggest city of ancient time- a fortified
city.
• Its suburb extended for miles and their
impressive remains can be traced even today.
• Its remains show its continuous history of
more than 1500 years-3bce-15ce.
Mainamati
• Great Buddhist Center
• Kingdom
• Unexcavated mounds
Architecture
• From Pre-History
• Ancient
• Medieval
• Colonial Period
BUILDINGS
SANGSHAD BHAVAN
CITY OF MAHASTHANGARH