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Excavations prove spread of Buddhism in Tamil Nadu: ASI

The Hindu, Sept 7, 2014

Tamil Nadu, India -- The recent finding of Buddhist vestiges in the form of stone sculptures and bronzes from over 125 sites in the State has revealed the once flourishing condition of Buddhist religion in Tamil Nadu, a senior official of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said.

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Archaeologists Unearth Remains of Buddhist Stupa at Bhimeswara Temple

By P Laxma Reddy, New Indian Express, August 23, 2014

VIJAYAWADA, India -- In an important excavation executed by the Archaeology Department after finding a wall at Bhimeswara temple at Chebrolu village in Guntur district, the officials have unearthed six railing posts of the Buddhist Stupa and several other precious remains.

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Rescuing the Ancient Buddhist Artifacts of the Yungang Grottoes

By April Holloway, www.ancient-origins.net | August 12, 2014

Yungang, China -- The Yungang Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China.

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Afghanistan's Hidden Trove Of Buddhist Artifacts Threatened By Violence, Mining Contracts

By Antonia Blumberg, The Huffington Post, June 24, 2014

Mes Aynak, Afghanistan -- The Buddhist treasure troves of Mes Aynak in Afghansitan have had their fair share of disturbances over the years.

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Under the sands of time: Ancient Buddhist mound discovered in Sector E-11

By Riazul Haq, The Tribune (Pakistan), June 16, 2014

Islamabad, Pakistan -- A group of researchers have discovered an ancient mound in Sector E-11 where they found a bovine terracotta pottery fragment that could date back to the Bronze Age.

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