Mansehra Rock Edicts

Tentative World Heritage Site in Pakistan

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Mansehra Rock Edicts
Detail of the Upper Rock Inscription - Mansehra Rock Edicts.jpg
Detail of the upper rock inscription.
Mansehra Rock Edicts is located in Pakistan
Mansehra Rock Edicts
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LocationMansehra, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Coordinates34°20′0″N 73°10′0″E / 34.33333°N 73.16667°E / 34.33333; 73.16667Coordinates: 34°20′0″N 73°10′0″E / 34.33333°N 73.16667°E / 34.33333; 73.16667
Site notes
WebsiteUNESCO World Heritage Sites tentative list
Edicts of Ashoka, the Mansehra Rock Edicts lie in the extreme north-west of the Mauryan Empire

Mansehra Rock Edicts are fourteen edicts of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, inscribed on rocks in Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The edicts are cut into three boulders and date back to 3rd century BC and they are written in the ancient Indic script of Gandhara culture, Kharosthi. The edicts mention aspects of Ashoka’s dharma.[1][2] The site was submitted for inclusion in the World Heritage Sites and is currently in the tentative list.

  1. ^ "Mansehra Rock Edicts". World Heritage Centre. UNESCO. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Ashoka Rocks". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 28 August 2012.

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