Taulihawa, January 8
The Lumbini Development Trust says it will expedite excavation and exploration works in ancient Tilaurakot town in Lumbini region, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
It is believed that King Suddhodan, father of Gautam Buddha, had a palace in the town.
With the financial assistance of UNESCO, the excavation works of this year began in the historical site.
The excavation around the Kanthak Stupa located outside the eastern gate of Tilaurakot palace site would be accomplished this year, informed Vice-Chairperson of Lumbini Development Trust, Vikshu Maitreya.
This year, excavation works would be undertaken around the Samayamai Temple, Madhya Samrachana premises and Kanthak Stupa within the Tilaurakot Palace area, said Chief of Department of Archaeology, Ram Bahadur Kunwar.