[INDOLOGY] Ancient Indian archaeologists / treasure hunters

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at uchicago.edu
Fri Aug 11 20:09:07 UTC 2017

Dear Artur,

There are any number of Buddhist legends of scriptures found in ruins -- e.g., the tale of the
siddha Maitripa rediscovering the Ratnagotravibhāga in a ruined stūpa.

The subterranean treasures guarded by nāgas and others may also be of interest here.


Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago

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