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Construction Methods in Ancient Taxila


Muhammad Bin Naveed
published on 27 May 2015
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The various levels of construction in the cities and monuments of Taxila from the oldest (bottom) to the latest (top) as recreated at Taxila Museum.

-Early Rubble Masonry: 2nd cent BCE and earlier (Bottommost)
-Rubble Masonry: 2nd cent BCE to 1st century CE
-Small Diaper Masonry: 1st cent CE to 2nd cent CE
-Large Diaper Masonry: 2nd cent CE to 3rd cent CE and later
-Semi Ashlar Diaper Masonry: 2nd cent CE to 5th cent CE (Topmost)

These systems did not always replace each other but also were used side by side depending on the type of construction i.e. buildings of more importance and relevance were created with more care and the less important ones had less finesse involved.

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Muhammad Bin Naveed
Architect with a passion from Archaeology from Pakistan. Doing what I can to spread knowledge through this wonderful platform.

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Naveed, M. B. (2015, May 27). Construction Methods in Ancient Taxila. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Naveed, Muhammad B. "Construction Methods in Ancient Taxila." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 27, 2015.

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