Image of 10th Century Garuda sculpture from Nepal

Image of 10th Century Garuda sculpture from Nepal
©Ashmolean Museum

Towards the end of the 8th Century the Licchavi era came to an end and was succeeded by the Thakuri dynasty. The period that followed was one of instability and invasion and is sometimes referred to as the 'Dark Ages' of Nepal. However Kathmandu's strategic location meant that the small kingdom's continued survival was assured.

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