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European scholars document status of Buddhist sites

The Hindu, March 1, 2015

GHANTASALA, India -- As many as six European scholars on Saturday visited Buddhist remains at Ghantasala village in Krishna district, documenting the existing conservation status and conditions of the Archaeological Survey of India’s sites.

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Kizil Caves, earliest Buddhist caves in China, hide rare images from the time of the Silk Route

Ancient Origins, 24 February, 2015

Xinjiang, China -- The ancient Silk Route was not only a trade route where goods could be transported between East and West, but was also a corridor where ideas could flow freely. This transmission of knowledge would change the societies along the route.

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Exploring the Buddhist treasure

by Ijlal Hussainpur, TNS, February 22, 2015

Gilgit, Pakistan -- Although international collaborations in research and collection of information have helped us understand the antiquity and cultural heritage of Gilgit-Baltistan, there is much that still remains to be done — predominantly in the area of heritage research

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Copper mining threatens Afghan site of ancient Buddhist past

By LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press, February 6, 2015

MES AYNAK, Afghanistan  -- Treasures from Afghanistan's largely forgotten Buddhist past are buried beneath sandy hills surrounding the ancient Silk Road town of Mes Aynak - along with enough copper to make the land glow green in the morning light.

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Buddhist Relics of 3rd Century Unearthed

Express News Service, 8 January 2015

HYDERABAD, India -- Seventy three years since preliminary excavations were first carried out at the Phanigiri hillock in Nalgonda by the Archaeology department of the then Nizam government in 1941, the efforts of excavators have borne fruit on Tuesday with the most valuable discovery till date.

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