No plans as of now to excavate Nalanda University

Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 00:21

New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India
(ASI) on Thursday said there are no plans as of now to conduct
excavations at Nalanda University site, though it has allowed
permission to Bihar government to start excavations at Telhara
in the same district.

A government release said here that "there is no
immediate proposal of ASI to excavate the ancient heritage of
Nalanda University. However it has permitted the Department of
Archaeology of the state government to excavate at Telhara in
Nalanda district".

Apart from this, ASI has also signed an MoU with Nav
Nalanda Mahavihar to undertake some excavations jointly in the
Nalanda region, the statement added.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 00:21

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