The Great Stupa In Amaravati , Guntur

 

The Great Stupa In Amaravati , Guntur

It has 32 meters height and 32 meters diameter, larger than one at Sanchi, Bhopal in Madhaya Pradesh. The dome is intricately carved marble slabs. The origins of the stupa go back to the 3rd or 2nd centuries BC. The excavations by Col. Colin Mackenzie in 1797 recovered the magnificent railings, sculptured friezes. Almost all these excavated items are placed at the museum of Madras.

 
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