Temple 18

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Temple 18 information

Sanchi , India
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Temple 18 is a chaitya (prayer room or assembly hall) remarkably similar in style to classical Greek-columned buildings. It dates from around the 7th century AD, but traces of earlier wooden buildings have been discovered beneath it. Nearby is the small Temple 17, also Greek-like. The large Temple 40, slightly southeast, in part dates back to the Ashokan period.