Ashokar Pillar Vaishali, a pillar with a single lion capital erected by Ashoka. The location of this pillar is contiguous to the site where a Buddhist monastery and a sacred coronation tank stood. The lion faces north, the direction Buddha took on his last voyage.
The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed throughout the northern Indian subcontinent, erected or at least inscribed with edicts by the Mauryan king Ashoka during his reign in the century BC.
The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a 22 feet high pillar located in the Qutb complex in India. The pillar, made from wrought iron, has been astounding scientists by its ability to resist corrosion after all these years.
Exquisite terracotta goddess/yakshi (c. 300 - 200 BCE) from Chandraketugarh, in West Bengal, India. Chandraketugarh was one of 11 urban settlements surrounding Bengal in pre-Mauryan India (Chakrabarti et.al). Although the main mound remains largely unexcavated, from the excavations and field studies done so far it can be safely assumed that it probably came into prominence around 1000BCE and remained populated until the Pala-Sen dynasties (12th century CE). The site contains six phases of…
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The Day Pakistan was formed -- amid riots. One day before India's Independence -HT front page on August 1947
Indus Valley seals: Once more a woman stands between two men who are fighting with spears. The tiger theme is repeated in another form, this time a tiger-woman (long hair, long dress, bangles) who is wearing horns from which a flower blossoms.
Pearl Harbor Attack--my home port during the Vietnam War. Many relics and reminders of the Pearl Harbor attack were still there in Nearby Hickam Airfield still had holes in the walls of offices and barracks as a reminder to never let our guard down.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh great martyrs of punjab(India).Shaheed Bhagat Singh was the hero of freedom struggle in india, great freedom fighter of Punjab, great freedom fighter of India, true freedom fighter of Punjab,true freedom fighter of india