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Identifying Evaluating and Interpreting the Physical Signature of Lumbini for Presentation, Management and Long-term Protection- Report of the First Season of Field Operations 2012
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The site of Lumbini in Nepal was identified as the birthplace of the Buddha following its discovery by General Khadga Sumsher J.B. Rana and Dr Fuhrer of the Archaeological Survey of India in 1895 due to the presence of an Asokan inscription, and supported by records from the fourth century AD Chinese pilgrim Faxian (Coningham 2001). Despite over a century of archaeological research at Lumbini, including recent Japanese-led excavations in 1996, no material from pre-Asokan (third century BC) layers had been recovered, a situation that the current mission aimed to address. However, this is not a phenomenon restricted to Lumbini, as a similar situation prevails at the other
key sites associated with the life of the Buddha - Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kusinagara.
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GoN, UNESCO ,   (2012 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
CULTURE, CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, CULTURAL HERITAGE, CULTURAL IDENTITY, CULTURAL PARTICIPATION, CULTURAL PROPERTY, CULTURAL VALUES, CULTURAL ASPECTS, CULTURAL HISTORY, CULTURAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION, CULTURAL PROPERTY RESTITUTION.
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 UNESCO : Educational, Scientific and Cultural
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15.02.00  -  Protection Of Intellectual And Cultural Property
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