Expert not stopping after finding Buddha’s birthplace
For a more thorough consideration of the “birthplace of the Buddha” site, see “The earliest Buddhist shrine: excavating the birthplace of the Buddha, Lumbini (Nepal)”
by R.A.E. Coningham, K.P. Acharya, K.M. Strickland, C.E. Davis, M.J. Manuel, I.A. Simpson, K. Gilliland, J. Tremblay, T.C.Kinnaird & D.C.W. Sanderson. – Buddhist art news
Published on: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Kota Kinabalu: The archaeologist who stumbled upon the exact birth spot of Prince Siddharta Gautama (Lord Buddha) is now involved in unearthing other key sites related to the life of Buddhism’s founder and immediate family in his native Nepal.
“Archaeological sites are everywhere in Nepal,” said Dr Basanta Kumar Bidari, who in 1996 discovered the ancient marker stone which denoted the spot of Buddha’s birth in 563BC.
He said there were hints previously of where the exact spot might be based on clues inscribed on a pillar erected by King Asoka some…
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