Location : (68˚ 06’ 30”E 26˚ 27’ 00”N) vill. Thull, Deh Mir Rukan, Taluka Daulat pur, District Nawab Shah
Period: Kushan period
Type of Structure: Stupa
No. of Stupas/Vihars/Votive stupas on the site : 1 Stupa
History : Thull or Stupa is round shaped stupa is divided into five horizontal phases. From plinth to app. 06 meters high it is damaged badly, villagers have taken bricks from stupa that is why this round portion is irregular in shape. At the end of first phase there is series of 10 layers and after this phase, 02 meter high parallel 20 bricks panels (Pillars), above the second phase there is another circle with extended curved rim about 02 meters high and above the third phase there is app. 02 meters high portion with 20 decorated bracket (Pillars), these brackets have floral and geometrical carved work. Above the fourth phase there is an engraved rim, 5th and the last phase is also damaged like the bottom.
A number of terracotta images of Buddha and 02 other representation showing the scene of birth of Buddha and decorated pottery found.
(i) Extensive exploration and excavation required around the site.
(ii) Need of promotional and tourism plan.
(iii) Restoration work needed
(iv) Preservation processes are to be initiate
Santa Fe has a lovely inner beuaty. My friends Keith and Andre just moved there and they are loving it! There are lots of fiber enthusiasts (Mystical Creations) in the area. Plus Taos Wool Festival is in October in the mountains west of SF. Four seasons but no damp windy crap. Good luck with your journey. Anna M