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Painting restoration launched in major Tibetan Buddhist monastery

Xinhua, May 9, 2017

LANZHOU, China -- Painting restoration on a prominent Tibetan Buddhist monastery in northwest China's Gansu Province had begun May 3, local authorities said Monday.

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Buddhist museum has seen better days

by P. Samuel Jonathan, The Hindu, Apr 25, 2017

Lack of maintenance over a period of time hits footfalls
Guntur, India
--  A rickety and dusty signboard guides one to the oldest State archaeological museums. A narrow cement road leads to the open courtyard of the Baudhasri Archaeological Museum.

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Telangana has Buddhism roots

by C R GOWRI SHANKER, DECCAN CHRONICLE, Feb 12, 2017

Evidence found in pre-Satavahana coins dating back to 1st Century BCE.
Hyderabad, India
-- Fresh evidence has been found that Buddhism flourished in Telangana state in ancient times, at remote village of Badankurthi on the banks of the Godavari near Khanapur in Nirmal district.

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Ghantasala ASI museum gets Buddhist umbrella

The Hindu, November 22, 2016

GHANTASALA, India -- A group of amateur historians on Monday handed over a Buddhist Chaitya Chaitram (Umbrella) dated back to the 2nd Century A.D to the Archaeological Survey of India’s Buddhist museum at Ghantasala village in Krishna district.

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Xuan Zang stayed in Vijayawada to study Buddhist scriptures

by G. Venkataramana Rao, The Hindu, November 3, 2016

Chroniclers of history have documented ancient inscriptions in the region.
Andhra Pradesh, India
-- Chinese Buddhist pilgrim and scholar Xuan Zang stayed a couple of years in Bezawada (the old name of Vijayawada) to copy and study the Abhidhammapitakam, the last of the three pitakas (Pali for baskets) constituting the Pali canon, the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism.

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