Incredible India: Nalanda, Bihar

Nalanda Univercity

Nalanda, Bihar, East India, contains the remains of an ancient Indian University  that functioned here from 5 Century CE to 12 Century CE. In its hey day, it accommodated 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers, from distant regions. It was a center for Buddhist & Hindu religious studies, and taught many subjects like philosophy, astronomy, medical science, etc. It was destroyed at the end of 12 CE – The 9-storied library was so vast that the books continued to burn for 3 months!

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