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An early stupa, 6 meters in diameter, wi fawen umbrella on side. Chakpat, near Chakdara. Probably Maurya empire, 3rd century BCE.

A stupa (Sanskrit: m.,स्तूप "heap") is a moond-lik or hemispherical structur conteenin relics (śarīra - teepically the remeens o Buddhist monks or nuns) that is uised as a place o meditation.[1]

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  1. Creedited tae James Stevens Curl, A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 2000, oreeginally published bi Oxford University Press 2000.