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It is believed that the word Mandu is a Prakrit corruption of Mandapa-Durgo. In the inscriptions of the Paramara kings starting from Jayavarman II, Mandapa-Durgo is mentioned as the fort city for royal residence. Founded as a fortress retreat by Raja Bhoj in the 10th century, Mandu was conquered by Alauddin Khilji,

REMARKABLE RUINS – Bayon Temple, Cambodia

Bayon Temple

Angkor, located in Cambodia, is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 square km, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. Among others, they include the famous Temple of

REMARKABLE RUINS – Mohenjo Daro, Pakistan

Mohenjo Daro

Though the 5000-year-old city is known to the world as Mohenjo Daro, actually nobody is aware of its real name. Till date, nobody has enabled to decipher its original identity. In fact, the expression "Mohen-Jo-Daro" is also incorrect. The correct expression or pronunciation is "Moen-Jo-Daro". It is a Sindhi term

REMARKABLE RUINS – Tiwanaku, Bolivia


Long, long ago, between 500 and 900 AD, there was the city of Tiwanaku or Tiahuanaco, located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. It was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilization. Although its inhabitants didn’t develop a writing system, and its ancient name is unknown, the