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Buddhist Stupa or Indus Temple?

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Science  06 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5881, pp. 1280
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5881.1280

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A Buddhist stupa in the center of the largest Indus city may actually be a monument from Indus times. If so, it will force Indus scholars to rethink the religious and political nature of the civilization, long thought to lack grand temples and palaces (see main text).