Friday, November 29, 2013

More On The Lumbini Discoveries

In my last blog (26th Nov.) concerning the recent discoveries at Lumbini, I mentioned that not having read the archaeological report I was not really able to comment on it and that it might be best not to get too excited until the jury is in. Well, one of my readers, Venerable Indrajala, has very kindly  sent me a link to the report. You can read it at
You can also read an intelligent review of the report at


brahmavihara said...

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, as they say!
As the summary says, this is an important and valuable site but there is no evidence so far that shines any new light on Buddhist history.

Lee Ju Hee said...

I'm a Korean writer, Lee Ju Hee. I'm writing a book about otter in culture. I wanna use a image in your blog post 'Indonesian Extra II' Dec. 15, 2011. Otter giving fish to Sakra. How should I do to use the image? (I'm sorry, I could not find your email address. So I remain message here)

massimiliano a. polichetti said...

thanks for this beatiful blog! all the best, m.a.p.