Archaeology in Nepal

Information about archaeology in Nepal.

Archaeology is the science that studies human cultures through the recovery, documentation, analysis, and interpretation of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, features, biofacts, and landscapes. Although the goals of archaeology vary, the overarching aim is simply to better understand mankind.

The World Heritage List includes properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage that the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Many of these archaeological sites, such as Machu Picchu in Peru and the Pyramid Fields of Egypt, are well-established tourist destinations. It's a good starting point for those seeking out examples of archaeology in Nepal.

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July 4th, 2011

Nepal is one of the few less explored countries in the world. Civilizations important for archeological studies were preserved for long time and are still unapproachable. However, archeological findings have been exposed during installation of infrastructures.
Even though there are hundreds of archeological sites important for country's history, two are internationally supervised. Those are the birth place of Buddha, Lumbini and the cave system of upper Mustang.
Lumbini and surrounding areas have over 60 different archeological sites. They reveled ceramics and other things from around 3,000 years back along with many things related to Lord Buddha.
Lumbini archeological tour

Upper Mustang is in a trans-Himalayan region of western Himalayas of Nepal. Mustang is known as Tibet outside of Tibet. The charm of Tibet as a Buddhist Country and unique culture was sustained for long time with even more vigor in Mustang. One of the interesting feature of Mustang is the honeycomb cave formations perched on the sheer cliffs. Ceramics, beads and human bones from about 3,000 years back have been recovered from some of these caves. Researches of these caves have been going on.
Mustang Archeology

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