[INDOLOGY] Ancient Indian archaeologists / treasure hunters

Artur Karp karp at uw.edu.pl
Sat Aug 12 14:30:49 UTC 2017

Thanks, a lot.

The motive of hiding and/or (re-)discovering hidden cultural values, be it
money, or texts, or relics is in itself an important research subject.

Is there any monograph devoted to it?


Artur Karp


2017-08-11 22:09 GMT+02:00 Matthew Kapstein <mkapstei at uchicago.edu>:

> 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.
> best,
> Matthew
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études,
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
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