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Monuments: Butkara stupas

Butkara is an important Buddhist site in the Swat Valley. The most important stupa (or reliquary) at the site is thought to date to the 2nd century BC but others were placed around it over the next thousand years. More

Faccenna, D. (1962). Sculptures from the sacred area of Butkara I, Swāt, W. Pakistan (Istituto italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente. Centro studi e scavi archeologici in Asia, reports and memoirs 2). Rome.

Rockwell, P. (2006). ‘Ghandaran stoneworking in the Swat Valley’, in P. Callieri (ed.). Architetti, capomastri, artigiani: l'organizzazione dei cantieri e della produzione artistica nell'Asia ellenistica: studi offerti a Domenico Faccenna nel suo ottantesimo compleanno (Serie orientale Roma 100). Rome: 157–81.

Sardar, B. (2005). Buddhist rock carvings in the Swāt Valley. Islamabad.

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Type
Architecture
Material
Schist (Visual identification)  
Date
bc 300 - ad 1000 

Location

Current
Butkara 

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