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Takht e Bahi Main Stupa


The court of the main stupa is to the south of the stupa court and up some steps. The main stupa stands in the centre. The excavators estimate that it was originally about ten metres (33 feet) high, with its umbrellas projecting higher. The square base was surmounted by a hemispherical dome, and all would have been decorated with gilded and painted statues of Buddha and scenes from his life. This court is also surrounded on three sides by roofed alcoves or chapels that once contained statues of Buddha.

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