Nalanda stands out as the most ancient university of the Indian Subcontinent.
It engaged in the organized transmission of knowledge over an uninterrupted period of 800 years.
Later, under Byzantine, Seljuk and Georgian sovereignty, it maintained its status as an important crossroads for merchant caravans.
The Mongol invasion and a devastating earthquake in 1319 marked the beginning of the city’s decline.
These three tombs, buried beneath their original earth tumuli, are one of the most remarkable architectural works of European prehistory and one of the most important examples of European Megalithism.