Sirkap city, Ruins of an oldest city near Taxila


Sirkap is the name of an archeological site, probably one of the nice destination for the archeologists as well the tourist destination for the lovers of history and old remains near Taxila. It is considered as the World heritage site since 1980, The relics of Sirkap city lies few km away from the Taxila Museum. The area is mostly associated with Buddhism and its ruins but Sirkap city is suppose to be built by the Greco Bactrian king Demetrius. For the whole story and more details just click the Wikipedia. These all sites near Taxila are dated bact to 5th century BC

The excavation of this old city was done by Sir John Marshal along with the excavations of Buddhist ruins scattered in the area. Here in this post i am sharing about my recent visit to these ruins and the information. Guide told me that Thai Princess visit these sites last year and pay some donations.  I was shown the ruins of temples, stupas, houses, shops etc by the guide and i was wondering how the city was well planned. Some of the interesting facts i am gonna share in below....
DOUBLE HEADED EAGLE STUPA AT SIRKAP




Ruins of Sirkap city

Ruins of Sirkap City



ITS BEEN CALLED A "SUN TEMPLE". GUIDE TOLD ME THAT IN OLD TIMES, THE RESIDENT USED IT TO KNOW THE TIMING , STANDING IN FRONT OF THE TEMPLE TO SEE WHERE THE SHADOW OF SUN COMES  IN DIFFERENT ANGLES AND IDENTIFYING THAT EXACT TIMINGS

THE ROUND STUPA AT SIRKAP, THE GUIDE TOLD ME THAT THE STATUE OF THE DANCER GIRL WAS EXCAVATED FROM HERE, IS KEPT NOW IN TAXILA MUSEUM.

STATUE OF THE DANCING GIRL

 HERE ARE SOME FOSSIL, I HAVE TRIED TO CAPTURE

SHOPS IN THE SIRKAP CITY. GUIDE TOLD ME THAT MOST OF THEM WERE OF JEWELRY SHOPS,
ONE OF THE REMAINS OF SUPPOSED JEWELRY SHOP. THE HOLES IN THE STONES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FOR KEEPING THE JEWELRY IN SHOP. ARCHEOLOGIST RESEARCH.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE RUINS OF SIRKAP CITY






BOUNDARY WALL OF THE SIRKAP CITY, INDICATES THAT THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY MAKE IT SAFE FROM DEFENSE POINT OF VIEW






Comments

  1. great trip...
    fantastic old architecture

    Have a great day!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  2. Thank you my friend for so interesting tour and informations!
    I wish you a very nice week!
    Many greetings

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  3. I love visiting ancient old places like that, it is so amazing to think how it must have been to live there once upon a time. And I love the mountains in the background there, beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Very interesting ruins! Too bad there was no life there!
    Best regards!

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  5. Very nice pictures of a really interesting place, Kiran! Thanks for sharing.
    ☼☼☼

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  6. Lovely pictures, looks like an interesting place to visit and learn about the people who lived there.

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  7. Wow lovely photos. An interesting place. Thanks for sharing

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  8. nice ruins and good photo's,
    your series are very good.

    Greetings, Joop

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  9. I love going through old ruins and trying to imagine what it must have been like when people lived there. What a wonderful tour you have provide here.

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  10. fantastic , you done a great job. i love to go to these ruins they are remarkable.

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