The 'Great Stupa' at Sanchi

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Illustration

Cristian Violatti
by Gérald Anfossi
published on 02 September 2013
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The 'Great Stupa' located at Sanchi, a village in the Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

This stupa was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. According to some Buddhist accounts, it was built over the relics of the Buddha.

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APA Style

Anfossi, G. (2013, September 02). The 'Great Stupa' at Sanchi. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1412/the-great-stupa-at-sanchi/

Chicago Style

Anfossi, Gérald. "The 'Great Stupa' at Sanchi." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 02, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1412/the-great-stupa-at-sanchi/.

MLA Style

Anfossi, Gérald. "The 'Great Stupa' at Sanchi." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Sep 2013. Web. 27 Jul 2021.