THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE UNIQUE STONE TOILET TRAYS: INDO-SCYTHIAN PERIOD SIRKAP, TAXILA
This research paper examines the significance of the Indo-Scythian period toilet trays from Sirkap, Taxila, and sheds light on their cultural, religious, social, and technological implications in Gandhara. The study explores the historical context and the archaeological evidence surrounding these artifacts, providing a comprehensive analysis of their shapes, design, materials, and purpose. Additionally, it seeks to understand the intercultural exchange and influences that shaped the development of these artifacts.The Indo-Scythian period, marked by cultural and artistic integration, holds significant historical importance in Gandhara and the Indian subcontinent. Among the archaeological finds from this era, the discovery of toilet trays in the ancient city of Sirkap, Taxila, stands out as a unique and fascinating aspect of routine life during that time. The research draws on the combinationof archaeological data, scholarly sources, and comparative studies to present a complete picture of the significance of the Indo-Scythian toilet trays. The findings of this study contribute to our understanding of daily life, technical achievements, and cultural interactions during this historically rich period in the region.