Sites & cities that bear the name of Takht-i-Bahi


Today in : Pakistan
First trace of activity : 46 C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7th century C.E
Recorded names : تختِ باہی, Takht-i-Bhai, Throne of the water spring, تخت بھائی‎, Brother's throne, Takht Bhai Mardan

Description : Takht-i-Bahi (Urdu: تختِ باہی‎; "Throne of the water spring"), commonly mispronounced as Takht-i-Bhai (Urdu: تخت بھائی‎; "Brother's throne"), is an Indo-Parthian archaeological site of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The site is considered among the most imposing relics of Buddhism in all of Gandhara, and has been "exceptionally well-preserved."The Buddhist monastery was founded in the 1st century CE, and was in use until the 7th century. The complex is regarded by archaeologists as being particularly representative of the architecture of Buddhist monastic centers from its era. Takht-i-Bahi was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

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