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

  title={The earliest Buddhist shrine: excavating the birthplace of the Buddha, Lumbini (Nepal)},
  author={Robin A.E. Coningham and Kosh Prasad Acharya and Keir M. Strickland and C.E. Davis and Mark Manuel and Ian A. Simpson and Krista Gilliland and J. Tremblay and Tim C. Kinnaird and David C. W. Sanderson},
  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… 

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