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an ancient city in Afghanistan, located 8 km from Jalalabad. According to legend, the skull ot Buddha was kept in one of the city’s temples; this may possibly be the origin of the city’s name: hadda in Sanskrit literally means “bone.”

Located in Hadda are the ruins of a huge architectural complex, consisting of Buddhist monasteries dating from the first to fourth centuries, with monks’ cells arranged around an inner court, as well as of sanctuaries, numerous stupas, sometimes many-tiered, and other buildings with sculptures in low or high relief, primarily of gypsum, but sometimes of stone as well. The sculptures are done in the style of the Nangarhar school (from the ancient name of Jalalabad), combining local, Bactrian, and Hellenized Indian elements. The first excavations at Hadda were conducted in 1923.


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Hadda come away an' leave Kitty--hic--left her cryin', too--whujja think of that, ole sport?
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H.E Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Sharjah Economic Development Department, officially opened the new outlet in the presence of VIP guests and customers.
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