Archaeologists plan conservation of 8th century Buddhist university

For years, the ruins of Vikramshila university, an ancient seat of Buddhist learning in Bhagalpur, India, have been neglected. Now a team of archaeologists have decided to begin work on the "university" which once housed over 10,000 students.

Vikramshila university, created in the 8th century by the Pala dynasty king Dharmapala, was intended to be one of India's world-class universities. It included "52 shells or reading room-like structures adjoining the main stupa," which are scheduled for restoration.