Sites & cities that bear the name of Hadda


Today in : Afghanistan
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 4th century C.E
Recorded names : هډه‎

Description : Haḍḍa (Pashto: هډه‎) is a Greco-Buddhist archeological site located in the ancient region of Gandhara, ten kilometers south of the city of Jalalabad, in the Nangarhar Province of eastern Afghanistan. Some 23,000 Greco-Buddhist sculptures, both clay and plaster, were excavated in Hadda during the 1930s and the 1970s. The findings combine elements of Buddhism and Hellenism in an almost perfect Hellenistic style.

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