The earliest Buddhist shrine: excavating the birthplace of the Buddha, Lumbini (Nepal)

@article{Coningham2013TheEB,
  title={The earliest Buddhist shrine: excavating the birthplace of the Buddha, Lumbini (Nepal)},
  author={R. Coningham and K. P. Acharya and K. Strickland and C. E. Davis and M. Manuel and I. Simpson and K. Gilliland and J. Tremblay and T. Kinnaird and D. Sanderson},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2013},
  volume={87},
  pages={1104 - 1123}
}
Key locations identified with the lives of important religious founders have often been extensively remodelled in later periods, entraining the destruction of many of the earlier remains. Recent UNESCO-sponsored work at the major Buddhist centre of Lumbini in Nepal has sought to overcome these limitations, providing direct archaeological evidence of the nature of an early Buddhist shrine and a secure chronology. The excavations revealed a sequence of early structures preceding the major… Expand
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