Photo gallery : Archaeological discoveries at Buddha's birthplace

Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating back to the sixth century B.C. This is the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha — and thus the first flowering of Buddhism — to a specific century.

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Lumbini, Birthplace of Buddha

The following images are taken from a book entitled "Lumbini, Birthplace of Buddha", co-published by Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection Alliance and UNESCO.

Lumbini is famous throughout the world for its history, sacredness and cultural importance.Lumbini is also religiously significant and attractive because it is Lord Buddha’s birthplace. This isthe main reason for its popularity as one of the major destinations for Buddhist pilgrims. Moreover,its unique features and ancient monuments have enabled Lumbini to be listed as a cultural WorldHeritage Site.

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