Deeper excavation near ancient Nalanda Institution has indicated that foundation of the 'Tiladhak University' was laid during the Kushan period of first century AD and not Gupta period, senior officials of Art and Culture department said Saturday.
A month after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began excavations in Daudiya Kheda area here following a seer`s claim that 1,000 tonnes of gold was buried at the site, officials on Monday stopped the dig after hitting a dead end.
With the excavation for "dream gold" at the Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh`s fort here yielding no result, saint Shobhan Sarkar has shot off letters to Manmohan Singh and Akhilesh Yadav seeking transparency in the ongoing excavation.
The ASI will soon start excavations to find Buddhist stupas of Pala dynasty believed to be existing near the ruins of the ancient Vikrashila university in Bihar`s Bhagalpur district, an ASI official said today.
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.