The Buddha and Dr. Führer : an archaeological scandal (Book, 2008) []
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The Buddha and Dr. Führer : an archaeological scandal

The Buddha and Dr. Führer : an archaeological scandal

Author: Charles Allen
Publisher: London : Haus Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In January 1898 a British landowner, William Claxton Peppe, excavated a large Buddhist brick stupa on his estate close to India's border to Nepal. At a depth of 24 feet he uncovered a huge stone coffer, within which were a number of reliquary vases together with a mass of jewels and gold offerings. The opening of the Piprahwa stupa followed on from the discovery nearby of the birthplace of the Buddha (Lumbini) and  Read more...

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Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Alois Anton Führer; William Claxton Peppé; Alois Anton Führer; Gautama Buddha.; Alois Anton Führer; Buddha
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Allen
ISBN: 9781905791934 1905791933
OCLC Number: 237890130
Description: xii, 292 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The opening: Piprahwa Kot, 18 January 1898 --
The reading: Birdpore House, 19 January 1898 --
the expected visit: Birdpore House 27 January 1898 --
The unannounced visit: 'Camp Kapilavastu', 28 January 1898 --
The return: Birdpore House, 29 January 1898 --
The drowning: Lake Constance, 8-9 April 1898 --
The prince-priest: Gorakhpur Division, 1898 --
The aftermath: 1900-2008.
Responsibility: Charles Allen.


A true account of the scandal that enveloped the discovery in 1898 of an inscribed casket said to contain the ashes of the Buddha, set against the background of the high noon of the British Raj  Read more...


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