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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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