Excavation starts in Tilaurakot Palace area

Published On: January 8, 2019 11:50 AM NPT

KAPILVASTU, Jan 8: Excavation and exploration have started in ancient Tilaurakot where the Palace of King Suddhodan, father of Gautam Buddha, is located. 

With the financial assistance of UNESCO, the excavation works of this year began in the historical site. 
The excavation around the Kanthak Stupa located outside the eastern gate of Tilaurakot palace site is to be accomplished this year, informed Vice-Chairperson of Lumbini Development Fund Vikchhu Maitreya. 

This year excavation works will be undertaken around the Samayamai Temple, Madhya Samrachana premises and Kanthak Stupa within the Tilaurakot Palace area, said Chief of Department of Archaeology Ram Bahadur Kunwar. 


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