Bones of the Buddha

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The Piprahwa Stupa, scene of William Peppe's extraordinary 1898 discoveryPhoto credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
Buddhism's holy of holies: The Mahabodi Temple at Bodghaya in Northern IndiaPhoto credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
One of India's few Buddhists in the religon's birthplace of Northern IndiaBuddhism was much attacked by other faiths there over the centuries.Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
Neil Peppe with some of the jewels found by his grandfather, William Peppe, in 1898 at Piprahwa in Northern India.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Alex Holden
Author Charles Allen Examines original jewels from Piprahwa Stupa.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Alex Holden
Author Charles Allen Examines original jewels from Piprahwa Stupa.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Alex Holden
In a reconstructed sequence, estate manager William Peppe examines the all important inscription urn.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
In a reconstructed sequence, estate manager William Peppe examines relics in a glass jar.Photo caption: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
In a reconstructed sequence, estate manager William Peppe examines the all important inscription urn.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
Author Charles Allen at the Piprahwa Stupa, site of the original find in 1898.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
India's first written text: Brahmi inscription on the Ashokan Pillar at Lauriya Nandangar.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
Author Charles Allen at Boghaya, one of Buddhism's holiest sites.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
At Calcutta's Indian Museum, Author Charles Allen and German scholar Professor Harry Falk examine the stone chest that contained the original Piprahwa find.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
At Calcutta's Indian Museum, Author Charles Allen examines the all important inscription urn from the original Piprahwa Stupa.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer
Author Charles Allen at great Ashokan Stupa at Sanchi near Bhopal.Photo credit: © Icon Films / Lorne Kramer