Taxila Museum, Punjab

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Taxila Museum is located 35 km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road to Peshawar.

This is a site museum and its collection consists of objects from the period 600 B.C to 500 AD related to Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religions. Most of these objects discovered from three ancient cities and more than two dozen Buddhist stupas and monasteries and Greek temples. Most significant and comprehensive collections are of stone Buddhist sculpture from the first to the seventh centuries in Pakistan (known as Gandharan Art. The core of the collection comes from excavated sites in the Taxila Valley, partiuclary the excations of John Marshall who was the director General of Archaeology in British India.
There are 4000 objects displayed, including stone, stucco, terracotta, silver, gold, iron and semiprecious stones.
 
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