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Why Mallas Not In Spotlight?, by Aashish Mishra (rn 19/12/2020)

Masterplan covering seven major sites related to Buddha being prepared (rep 14/11/2020)

Statue found in Dhulikhel could be 3,800 years old, claim local archaeologists, by Aditi Baral (rep 26/08/2020)

Prehistoric rock carvings in Mustang: The Shar-ri artwork highlights the cultural makeup, physical environment, social compulsion and economic activities of the time, by Fidel Devkota (kp 17/06/2020)

The forgotten town of Handigaun: One of the Kathmandu Valley’s oldest urban settlements, Handigaun is now an almost forgotten destination, remembered only during its jatras, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 07/03/2020)

Department of Archaeology yet to study ruins recovered in Dolakha: The department was informed of the findings a year ago but it has yet to respond to the local unit, say locals, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 06/02/2020)

British archaeologists begin study of artefacts found in Rautahat (ht 22/01/2020)

How Nepal fought back: Here is a history of Muslim invasion of Nepal and how Nepali forces fought back, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 28/12/2019)

Sainamaina Municipality in Rupandeshi starts conserving Buddha-era archaeological sites and objects: A museum is under construction with an estimated budget of Rs 380 million, by Amrita Anmol (kp 21/10/2019)

Archaeological site believed to be from the Buddha-era lies neglected: Concerned people blame authorities concerned for not doing enough to preserve the ancient relics and ruins in Ramgram, by Nabin Paudel (kp 20/09/2019)

Ancient connection: History of excavations, both in Taxila and Lumbini, is less than 130 years old.  Discovery of both these sites was made possible with accounts of Chinese monk Xuanzang, by Mazhar Javed (rep 29/07/2019)

Lichhavi-era stone wall found during excavation (ht 07/06/2019)

Buddhist relics in western Nepal: The secrets of a flourishing 1,000-year-old empire are just being revealed in Surkhet Valley, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 07/06/2019)

Centuries-old gold and silver ornaments recovered in Achham district, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 14/05/2019)

The empire springs back: A resurgence in Nepal’s west can give a considerable boost to the regional and national economies, by Jaya Jung Mahat (kp 16/04/2019)

Vishnu-Laxmi statue dug up in Kirtipur could be from Lichchhavi era: Archeologists working to determine age, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 01/04/2019)

Archaelogists start excavation works at Tilaurakot, Kapilvastu, by Manoj Paudel (kp 18/01/2019)

DoA lacks excavation, research tools (ht 05/06/2018)

Evidences of old civilisation found in Dhanusha (ht 05/06/2018)

King Sahlesh: The lesser known legend of Mithila, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 15/04/2018)

Under Tilaurakot: New archaeological finding places the genesis of the civilisation Siddhartha Gautam was born into 500 years earlier than what had been recorded, by Manoj Paudel (kp 17/03/2018)

Let Buddhas be: Buddha did not waste time in trivial things. Where one is born and where one dies were none of his business. Citizenship and nationality were not his concerns, by Arun Poudel (rep 05/03/2018)

136 archaeological sites found (ht 25/02/2018)

‘Civilisation existed in Lumbini in 1300 BC’ (kp 30/01/2018)

Land acquisition resumes in ancient site of Gotihawa, by Manoj Paudel (kp 16/01/2018)

Fresh excavation in Tilaurakot, by Manoj Paudel (kp 10/01/2018)

Prehistoric painting in Mustang: Nepali art history will have to be revised after the recent discovery of rock paintings in Upper Mustang, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 15/12/2017)

Whose Buddha? The Dalai Lama was referring to the fact that, Lumbini, the birthplace of  Buddha, was a kingdom when neither Nepal nor India existed, by Mukash Baral (rep 06/12/2017)

Earliest inhabitants of Upper Mustang ‘came from Tibet’, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 21/11/2017)

Land acquisition process gets underway in Gotihawa, by Manoj Paudel (kp 16/07/2017)

Trans-Himalayan Silk Road: An untold story, by Om Charan Amatya (ht 21/06/2017)

Sankhadhar Sakhwa may never have existed: Experts (ht 13/04/2017)

Nepal’s Diplomatic Renaissance, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 27/09/2016)

Diplomacy In Kirat And Lichchhivi Period, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 07/09/2016)

1,200-year-old skeleton found in Upper Mustang, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 07/09/2016)

Matters of antiquity: Proper excavations have to be conducted at Tilaurakot and its vicinity to find out its real status, by Gitu Giri (kp 17/07/2016)

Not-very-enlightened spat over Buddha’s childhood home:  The archaeological tug of war has rumbled for more than a century, but with Buddhist history becoming serious business, the debate has taken on new urgency, by Ellen Barry (kp 04/06/2016)

Ancient artefacts found in Janakpur: DoA official Bhaskar Gyawali says earthenwares, an ovan, a trident and remains of a house found at the site of dig, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 27/04/2016)

Five ancient statues found in Jumla, by LP Devkota (kp 19/04/2016)

Find suggests Upper Mustang’s prior Silk Road connection (ht 03/04/2016)

Ancient infrastructure found in Tilaurakot dig, by Manoj Paudel (kp 11/03/2016)

Int’l team resumes study on Buddha’s birthplace (ht 30/01/2016), ‘Buddha post hole’ found in Nigrodharam area, by Manoj Poudel (kp 31/01/2016)

Fresh digging at Tilaurakot, by Manoj Paudel (kp 17/01/2016)

Women in Lichhavi Era: Highly respected, by Shreeram Prasad Upadhyaya (ht 25/03/2015) [??]

Digging up history, by Sachi Mulmi (rep 13/03/2015)

A tribute to Bhagirath Bhaiya: The reconstruction of a 17th Century temple in Patan is more than an exercise in architectural preservation, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 27/02/2015)

Buddha relics found in Tilaurakot (ht 25/02/2015)

Archaeologists find 20 post holes in Tilaurakot, by Manoj Poudel (kp 06/02/2015), Unearthing the past: The ongoing Tilaurakot excavation will definitely provide new knowledge on ancient Kapilvastu, by Hari Shrestha (kp 06/02/2015)

Tilaurakot excavations: Archaeological items left out in the open, by Manoj Poudel (kp 23/01/2015)

Old coins found in Buddha’s place, by Manoj Poudel (kp 20/01/2015), 494 old coins found in Buddha’s city, by Manoj Poudel (kp 21/01/2015)

Forgotten regime: Historical accounts of the Dolpo region largely have omitted discussion of the ancient Zhangzhung kingdom and focussed primarily on Tibet, by Tashi Tewea Dolpo (kp 20/01/2015)

Tilaurakot axcavations: 3rd phase of work begins, by Manoj Poudel (kp 14/01/2015)

Lumbini excavations among world's top 10 discoveries in 2014 (rep 10/01/2015)

Changu Narayan: Besides its famous Vishnu shrine, the cradle of Kathmandu Valley civilisation now has two world class museums, by Stéphane Huët (nt 02/01/2015)

Medieval musings: Nepal is fixated on the present, making the medieval past irrelevant in both academia and popular history, by Yogesh Raj (kp 10/12/2014)

Buddha Was Born In Nepal, by Shyam K.C. (rn 04/11/2014)

Dig to preserve: Despite the great archaeological, cultural and religious value of the Chanarbhoga shrine, it remains little known and unearthed, by Sanjib Kumar Chaudhary (kp 07/10/2014)

‘Buddha era’ relic revealed (kp 13/09/2014)

Bhandarkhal excavation: Archaeologists dig out 7th-century items, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 30/07/2014)

2,300-year-old cave found (ht 08/07/2014)

Fresh excavation work begins at Tilaurakot, by Manoj Poudel (kp 16/06/2014)

Archaeological sites being encroached upon, by Manoj Poudel (kp 16/04/2014)

Archaeologists find post hole in Janakpur mandap, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 31/03/2014)

Millennia-old earthen utensils found: Links with Lumbini surmised, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 23/03/2014)

DoA's inefficiency in preserving archaeological finds costing country dear, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 05/03/2014)

Tilaurakot excavation concludes (kp 03/03/2014)

Evidence of Koliya state found in banjariya excavation site, by Bechu Gaud (kp 02/03/2014)

Locals discover 900-year old stone spout at Kimdol, by Pratibha Rawal (kp 02/03/2014)

Advanced tools and knowledge making excavation safer, easier, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 25/02/2014)

Fresh perspective as dig reveals 9 post holes in Buddha’s birthplace, by Manoj Paudel (kp 09/02/2014)

Licchavi-era relics unearthed in Rupandehi (ht 02/02/2014)

Pre-Buddha monuments, relics unearthed in Tilaurakot, by Kiranman Bajracharya (rep 28/01/2014)

Excavation starts at Bhawanipur and Jitgadi (ht 23/01/2014)

Fresh excavation begins at Tilaurakot: Archaeologists say they will re-examine the area by digging deeper in Buddha’s birthplace, by Manoj Poudel (kp 14/01/2014)

How a hunch led to stunning claim (ht 06/01/2014)

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