Buddhist Relics from Bhilsa Topes

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET
Sat Jan 11 07:40:55 UTC 2003

The reliquaries, artefacts etc are indeed in the British Museum.  But
the bodily relics (of the two chief Arahats, SAriputta and
MoggallAna) were given into the keeping of the Bhikkhu-saGgha in Sri

This is from memory, so I can't at present provide a reference.

Dr Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

>The relics from Sanci are in the British Museum. In Michael Willis,
>Buddhist Reliquaries from Ancient India (London: British Museum
>Press, 2000), Cunningham's finds are cataloged and illustrated.
>On Sat, 11 Jan 2003, Artur Karp wrote:
>>  Dear List-members,
>>  Does anyone know what is the fate of relics excavated by Cunningham from
>>  the stupas he opened in the early fifties of the 19th century?
>>  Regards,
>>  Artur Karp
>>  University of Warsaw
>>  Poland
>Jason Neelis
>University of Washington
>Seattle, WA 98195   USA
>neelisja at u.washington.edu

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