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Buddhist Sculptures Discovered in Ruins of Ancient Shrine

by Owen Jarus, Live Science, April 29, 2016

Swat, Pakistan -- Sculptures and carvings dating back more than 1,700 years have been discovered in the remains of a shrine and its courtyard in the ancient city of Bazira. The sculptures illustrate the religious life of the city, telling tales from Buddhism and other ancient religions.

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Six new ancient Buddhist caves found in Sangli

by Mayuri Phadnis, Pune Mirror, Apr 30, 2016

Maharashtra, India -- Discovery by Miraj Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal researcher and Satara professor shifts focus to new district as site of archaelogical potential; caves believed to be from 1st Century AD.

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Remnants of Buddhist era settlement found in Sherwan Khurd

By Muhammad Sadaqat, The Express Tribune, March 14, 2016

Abbottabad, Pakistan -- Villagers of Sherwan Khurd, situated some 48 kilometres north-east of Abbottabad city, have discovered an ancient settlement dating back to the Buddhist era.

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Doors open to unseen Buddhist cave temple

By Li Qian, Shanghai Daily, March 11, 2016

Henan, China -- AFTER 63 long years, the Longmen Grottoes in central China’s Henan Province allowed visitors to enter a protected cave temple to see a complete set of 29 arhat statues created during the rule of a Buddhist empress.

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Buddhist settlement discovered on Seethanagaram hill

by P. Sujatha Varma, The Hindu, March 4, 2016

Vijayawada, India -- Archaeologist and CEO of the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada (CEO) E. Nagireddy has discovered a huge Buddhist settlement with traces of stupas, chaityas and viharas on the Seethanagaram hill located on the outskirts of Vijayawada city.

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