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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)

Lumbini excavations: Findings shed light on Buddha birth era, by Pragati Shahi (kp 26/11/2013), Earliest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered At Lumbini, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 27/11/2013)

Renovation uncovers Malla-era treasures at Patan MulChowk, by Samik Kharel and Ankit Adhikari (kp 30/07/2013)

Bhaktapur’s Mithila influence: The invasion of Simraongarh by Gheyas-ud-din Tughlaq in 1352 had a far-reaching impact on Kathmandu Valley, by Bhaskar Koirala (kp 19/07/2013)

Unearthed: Pre-Ashoka structures in Lumbini, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 08/07/2013), Pre-Ashokan shrine discovered in Lumbini (ht 08/07/2013)

New proof of Buddha’s maternal uncle’s home, by Mahendra Thapa (kp 02/06/2013)

Devdaha excavators find Buddha-era artefacts, by Amrita Anamol (kp 17/05/2013)

Uncovered: Malla-era treasure trove at Hanumandhoka palace, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 05/04/2013), Govt unlocks supposed treasure trove (ht 05/04/2013)

Nepal in 1661: Grueber described the terrors of journey from Lhasa to the foot of Mount Langur [not clear which mountain it is] that took them four days on the foot, by Bipin Adhikari (sp 22/03/2013)

Human activities in Lumbini traced back to 1300 BC (nn 31/01/2013)

Pashupati’s archaeological study begins: Indian scholars working with Nepali archaeologists (ht 13/01/2013)

National flags fly in Lumbini temple (kp 14/11/2012)

Who owns them?, by Anand Jha (rep 28/10/2012)

The ancient apartments of Lo Manthang, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 05/10/2012), All five stars: Lo Manthang’s importance (rep 06/10/2012)

Mystical Mustang has a lot to offer: Series of startling archeological discoveries might soon shed light on history, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 03/07/2012), 2,600-year-old corpses waiting for public display, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/07/2012)

Buddha’s childhood hometown out of whack, by Manoj Paudel (kp 03/07/2012)

DoA, Nat Geo join forces to unravel Mustang cave mystery (kp 25/05/2012)

Artefacts from Mauryan era discovered, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 14/05/2012)

Kushan-era finds dug up in Nawalparasi, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 08/05/2012)

Bid to find Buddha's maternal home: Devdaha excavation unearths new facets, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 12/02/2012)

LDT asked to plan excavation, by Amrita Anmol (kp 10/01/2012)

Mustang cave diggers look at bigger picture, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 05/01/2012)


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