Stupa Timeline

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  • c. 600 BCE - c. 300 BCE
    Stupas are tombs for holy men constructed of heaps of earth and stone.
  • 268 BCE - 232 BCE
    Reign of Mauryan King Ashoka the Great who decrees thousands of Stupas built across India in honor of the Buddha.
  • c. 258 BCE - 232 BCE
    Ashoka the Great oversees the construction of the Great Stupa at Sanchi; sends Buddhist missionaries to other countries who bring the form and function of the stupa with them.