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Pillars

Connected Sites

  • Cidade Velha 16th century marble pillar on Pillory Square
  • Lumbini Referred to in ICOMOS evaluation as "The sandstone Ashoka pillar with its sanskrit inscriptions. That of Ashoka in Brahmi script and the later one of Ripu Malla in Devanagara script"
  • Paphos St Paul's Pillar
  • Qutb Minar The "non rusting" Iron Pillar. Although often called an "Ashoka Pillar" it is not. It bears an inscription which states that it was erected as a flagstaff in honour of the Hindu god, Vishnu, and in the memory of the Gupta King Chandragupta II (375-413).
  • Royal Joseon Tombs All Joseon Dynasty Tombs contain these types of pillars - Mangjuseokm, this is a pair of stone pillars erected on both sides of the mound. - Hongsalmun, this is the gate with two red cylindrical pillars. -wiki
  • Sanchi Quote from ICOMOS evaluation "Asoka, ....... also had a stone column more than 12 m high erected with his edicts carved on it. " Link
  • Stone Spheres of the Diquís On top of the mound, stone pillars are set as markers (AB ev)
  • Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius The Cemetery contains more than 100,000 tombs of the descendants of Confucius, bearing stelae, stone figures, celestial pillars, and other funerary furniture. There are over sixty structures (gates, sacrifice halls, and stele pavilions) for ceremonial and sacrificial use." - AB Document

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