Sanchi

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Sanchi

 

a village in India, in Madhya Pradesh State. A group of Buddhist monuments have been preserved, including stupas, monasteries, and temples. The most famous of the monuments is the Great Stupa (third century B.C.; expanded to double its original size in the second century B.C.). It has four gateways (first century B.C.) and a balustrade with remarkable sculpture. The Asokan Pillar, weighing approximately 40 tons, was brought from Chunar. A group of later monuments, dating from the fifth through 12th centuries, include Temple No. 17 (fifth century). In 1919 a museum was founded in Sanchi.

REFERENCE

Mitra, D. Sanchi. New Delhi, 1957.
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The manner in which the Great Stupa of Sanchi was photographed by Henry Cousens between January and March of 1900 (Burgess 1902) is one example of how photography was used to produce `true' representations of the subject matter.