Art and Landscape: Buddhist Rock Sculptures of Late Antique Swat/Uddiyana (Denkschriften Der Philosophisch-Historischen Klasse) by Anna Filigenzi
English | Apr. 30, 2015 | ISBN: 3700172419 | 354 Pages | PDF | 165 MB
Archaeology has long since identified modern-day Swat (North-West Pakistan) with ancient Uddiyana, known in the past as one of the most sacred lands of Buddhism. The landscape of Swat, indeed, still bears conspicuous traces of this. The profusion and splendour of monuments, which one can still easily imagine based on the ruins, and the luxuriant beauty of the surrounding scenery provide eloquent evidence of the fascination this land held all over the ancient Buddhist world.