Sites & cities that bear the name of Butkara


Today in : Pakistan
First trace of activity : ca. 3rd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 10th century C.E
Recorded names : Batkara Stupa, بت کڑہ اسٹوپا

Description : The Butkara Stupa (Urdu: بت کڑہ اسٹوپا‎) is an important Buddhist stupa near Mingora, in the area of Swat, Pakistan. It may have been built by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, but it is generally dated slightly later to the 2nd century BCE. The stupa was enlarged on five occasions during the following centuries, every time by building over, and encapsulating, the previous structure.

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