A Guide to Taxila

A Guide to Taxila

by John Marshall


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Sir John Marshall (1876-1958) was a British archaeologist who was the Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India from 1902 to 1928. First published in 1960, as the fourth edition of a 1918 original, this book was written to provide a concise guide to the ruins of Taxila, excavation of which was led by Marshall. The introductory chapters give the topographical and historical background, and the main body of the work discusses the various groups of buildings and the material they were found to contain. Numerous illustrative figures, a glossary of technical terms and a bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Taxila and archaeology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107615441
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/20/2013
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Marshall (1845–1915) was a classicist, translator, and educator whose work received rave reviews within its field. Marshall translated Greek and Latin works and served as a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He later became the rector at the Royal High School in Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword; List of abbreviations; 1. Topographical; 2. Historical; 3. Bhir mound; 4. Sirkap; 5. Temple of Jandiāl and neighbouring monuments; 6. Sirsukh; 7. Buddhist monasteries and stūpas; 8. The Dharmarājikā or Chir Tope; 9. Khāder mohrā and akhaurī; 10. Kālawān; 11. Giri; 12. Kunāla and Ghai; 13. Mohrā Morādu and Pippala; 14. Jauliāñ; 15. Bhamāla; 16. Bhallar, Lālchak and Bādalpur; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.

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