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Kohla or Granary Hill, Dapthu

Kohla or Granary Hill, Dapthu

Photographer: Peppé, Thomas Fraser

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/28(2856)

Item number: 1000282856

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Kohla or Granary Hill, Dapthu, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (volume 28), taken by Thomas Fraser Peppé in 1870. Dapthu is in the Gaya District, Bihar, which is known for Gaya city, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. It is also a sacred area for Hindus, as it is believed to be empowered by Vishnu. The area is on a level plain and has a ridge of beautiful wooded hills along the southern boundary. Some of these hills are composed of huge masses of granite, the most unusual of these is the 'kotila' or granary, a curious dome-like peak that can be seen in this view.

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