TARIDIH (BUDDHAGAYA)

taridih

This site is just adjacent to the Mahabodhi Temple lying on the western end besides the Mosque. The site is one of the most ancient and dates back before the time of the Buddha-starting from the neolithic period down to the Pala period. Excavations reveal seven cultural phases from the neolithic period, (25th cent. - 17th cent. B.C.) Chalcolithic (17th cent. - 11th cent. B.C.), iron age (10th cent. - 7th cent. B.C.), the Buddha -Asokan period (6th cent. B.C. - 1st cent. B.C.), Kushana period (1st cent. - 3rd cent. A.D.), Gupta period (4th cent. - 8th cent. A. D.), Late Gupta and Pala period (9th cent. - 12th cent. A.D.).

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