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Ancient Education Centres (Map for History Optional)

Ancient Education Centres (i) Taxila In Rawalpindi district, Pakistan. Ancient political, commercial and cultural centre. Commercial centre: At junction of 3 major trade routes: West Asia, northern India and Central Asia. Centre of artisanal production. Centre of education: Amongst the earliest universities. Many do not consider it a university as: teachers did not have official […]

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Ancient Cave Sites (Map for History Optional)

Ancient Cave Sites   (i) Barabar Caves In Jehanabad district, Bihar. One of the oldest surviving rock-cut caves, dating from the Maurya Empire. Situated in the twin hills of Barabar and Nagarjuni. Some caves belong to Ashoka and his grandson Dasaratha and were donated to the monks of Buddhist and Ajivikas sect (known from inscriptions […]

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Famous Inscription Sites (Map for History Optional)

Famous Inscription Sites (Except Ashokan Inscription) (i) Mehrauli Pillar Inscription In Qutb complex at Mehrauli, Delhi. Iron pillar reflects the high level of metallurgical skill as it is rust free. Iron pillar with an idol of Garuda at the top. Dedicated to Vishnu in 3rd to 4th century CE by king Chandra (probably Chandragupta II). […]

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Megalithic Sites (Map for History Optional)

Megalithic Sites (i) Burzahom In northeast of Srinagar, J&K. First Neolithic site of Kashmir. Megalithic culture followed Neolithic culture. Certain features differentiate it from other Neolithic cultures: For example: people were not acquainted with agriculture and followed hunting and fishing economy. Other important feature: Use of a large number of well-polished bone and stone tools. […]

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