In 1898, a British estate manager made one of the most amazing discoveries in history. In the small village of Piprahwa, on the Indo-Nepal border, W C Peppe’s team dug a mound and found vases filled with jewels and fragments of bones. At first, they didn’t know what this was, but an inscription on one of them created quite a stir. It seemed that they had found the relics of the Buddha himself! While this was contested at the time, later finds validated what was one of the most significant finds ever made.
The story is riveting and goes back to the Buddhist scriptures itself.