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Unformatted text preview: still the 6 directions that it goes to. Imagine picking it up from the center. It will form a hemisphere. Questions 1. What is a stupa? Older stupas were above burial mounds made of dirt that covered bones and ashes of Buddha but now some stupas, such as 1, 2, and 3, have been covered by stone slabs or adobes to form a hemisphere over the original stupa. The original stupas were about 1/3 to ¼ smaller. The stupas are completely filled with dirt. The supportive rectangular base was not added until later to other Stupas. 2. What are the dates, primary features, construction materials and dimensions of the stupas? Refer to the notes. 3. What are the basic physical forms, functions and uses of the stupa? Refer to the notes. 4. What spatial directions and numbers are important to the stupa? Refer to the notes....
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- Spring '08
- Stupa, Relic, Circumambulation, Stupa III