Professor Robin Coningham Works at the Site of Buddha's Birth (image) National Geographic Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Archaeologists Robin Coningham (left) and Kosh Prasad Acharya direct excavations within the Maya Devi Temple, uncovering a series of ancient temples contemporary with the Buddha. Thai monks meditate. Credit Ira Block/National Geographic Usage Restrictions PERMITTED USE: This image may be downloaded or is otherwise provided at no charge for one-time use for coverage or promotion of National Geographic Buddha Birthplace and exclusively in conjunction thereof. Copying, distribution, archiving, sub-licensing, sale, or resale of the image is prohibited. REQUIRED CREDIT AND CAPTION: Any and all image uses must (1) be properly credited to the relevant photographer, and (2) be accompanied by a caption, which makes reference to National Geographic Buddha Birthplace. DEFAULT: Failure to comply with the prohibitions and requirements set forth above will obligate the individual or entity receiving this image to pay a fee determined by National Geographic. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.