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Buddha's Bones

“Buddha’s bones on display to public”:http://www.sulekha.com/redirectnh.asp?cid=309383

bq. The bones were found during the 1958-1962 excavation by noted archaeologist AS Altekar of a Buddhist monastery at Vaishaligarh, 35 kilometres from Patna, capital of the Bihar state. “The bones of Lord Buddha were found in a casket made of a stone along with a gold plate, zinc coin and glass beads,” Ms Aggrawal said. The bones have been authenticated by archaeologists.

Did not know that they had discovered Buddha’s bones.

3 Responses to Buddha's Bones

  1. Srijith May 17, 2003 at 2:55 am #

    Hm.. I wonder how archaeologists could have authenticated the bones. Forensic scientists – yes, but archeologists?

  2. JK May 17, 2003 at 9:29 am #

    Srijith, In India there is a lab in Lucknow I think, which does the carbon dating related stuff. I remember reading about it during the Gulf of Cambay excavations.

  3. Srijith May 17, 2003 at 7:56 pm #

    Ah, so there is a lab still involved. I thought the archaelogists alone dated the remains, which was suspicious :)

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