600-1200 CE South Asia

ellora grid
These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff

Ellora caves

bengal buddhism grid
Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century

Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur