April 17th: Replacement Wonder: The Great Stupa at Sanchi

To replace the sad state of the Colossus of Rhodes, I’ve replaced it from the Ancient Wonders list with the Great Stupa in Sanchi. This Stupa became the standard for all Stupas used in Buddhist beliefs around India, and other parts of Asia.

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