Written by Staff Writer
09 Dec, 2013 | 2:02 pm
“We extend invitation to Sri Lankans to come witness this archeological site.”
Sri Lankans now have the opportunity to witness for the first time ancient artefacts that were discovered from the oldest Buddhist temple in Nepal.
Sri Lankan Consulate to Nepal, W.M. Senevirathne said visitors are now afforded the opportunity to visit certain areas of this historical site.
He further added,
“A report was submitted recently with regards to the excavations that have been taking place at the site. According to the report submitted by The Archeological Department of Nepal together with UNESCO and Durham university states, that Prince Siddhartha was born here and includes details during his era. Even now visitors are granted the opportunity to witness these artifacts. ”
Last month the oldest Buddhist temple was discovered during excavations carried out in Lumbini, Nepal.
According to the BBC the artefacts which belonged to the 6th Century were buried underground within the Mahamaya Devi Viharaya vicinity in Lumbini.
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