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River front of the old town of Gaya

River front of the old town of Gaya

Photographer: Peppé, Thomas Fraser

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 125/1(43)

Item number: 125143

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the river front of the old town of Gaya. The town of Gaya is situated on the bank of the Falgu river with the Rajgir Hills beyond. It is closely associated with Buddhism for its close vicinity to Bodhgaya but since the 10th century it has also been an important Hindu religious centre. The extant buildings date not earlier than the18th century but there are also some remains of sculptures from the 9th10th century, Pala period.

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