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    1700 years old Buddha Statue destroyed in Pakistan.

    shocking incident, an a 1,700-year-old Buddha statue was destroyed by some locals in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

    Video of workers smashing the life-sized statue with a sledgehammer in the town of Takhbhai went viral on July 17.

    https://in.news.yahoo.com/shocking-1...161626279.html


    Takhtbai area is a tourist destination for people from Sri Lanka, Korea and Japan since it was a part of the Gandhara Civilisation - one of the earliest urban settlements documented in the history of the subcontinent.

    Director of Archaeology Department Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Abdul Samad Khan expressed anguish over the incident and assured that proper action would be taken against the culprits involved in damaging the rare statue.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa''s old name is Ghandhara and the region is a highly revered place for the followers of Buddhism.

    https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscr...in-pak/1898098

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    From famous Buddha of Bamiyam to central Asia, Gandhara Buddhism was Renaissance period of Buddhism, Powered by Indo -Greek Kushan Kingdoms of India.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandharan_Buddhism

    Kushanmap.jpg

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        Indo -Greek Kushan Kingdoms


        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hist...-Greek_Kingdom

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