K.M. Srivastava

Portrait of K.M.   Srivastava

Dr. Shri Krishna Murari Srivastava (21 Sept 1927, Allahabad, India) is a leading Indian archaelogist who led the Special Archeological Preservation Mission to Angkor from 1982 to 1991, and was credited with the discovery-identification of the lost town of Kapilavatsu, where Lord Buddha spent the first twenty-nine years of his life before renouncing the world.

Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India until 2010, he also worked in the area of the Aswan Dam (modern Egypt), in Bahrain, and in Cambodia.

He authored several books, including a Study in Protohistoric India and The Apsarases At Angkor Wat (1994), as well as various archeological reports such as Excavations at Piprahwa and Ganwaria. He took part in the famous excavations in the Indian city of Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh State), near the Babri Masjid (Mosque).

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