Published by the Department of Archaeology in Kathmandu, Nepal, Ancient Nepal (प्राचीन नेपाल) is a journal devoted to pre-history and field archaeology in the Himalayas. Special interests include epigraphy, manuscripts, numismatics, archives, art, anthropology, architecture and museum studies. Contributions should be concise and based on hitherto unpublished data, and sent to the Director General of the Department of Archaeology.
The journal dates from October 1967 and is still soliciting contributions. The following index of the titles and authors of the Nepali articles was prepared by staff at Madan
Puraskar Pustakalya (MPP) in Kathmandu. Please note that the unevenness in
the naming and page numbering of certain articles reflects inconsistencies in
the original journal.
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- Cover and Contents (105 kb)
- A Few Words (66 kb, a-b)
- Introduction (448 kb, c-m)
- Trial Excavation of a Cave System in Muktinath Valley (693 kb, 1-19)
author: Angela Simons
- Dendrochronological Research in South Mustang (350 kb, 20-33)
author: B. Schmidt
- Important Trade Routes in Nepal and Their Importance to the Settlement Process (457 kb, 34-48)
author: Rainer Graafen and Christian Seeber
- A Ritual of Political Unity in an Old Nepalese Kingdom (204 kb, 49-58)
author: Charles Ramble
- Chörten in Mustang (74 kb, 59-62)
author: Niels Gutschow
- About the Authors (38 kb)