Correct Answer - Option 2 : Alexander Cunningham
The correct answer is Alexander Cunningham.
Sir Alexander Cunningham was a British army officer and archaeologist who excavated many sites in India, including Sarnath and Sanchi.
- He served as the first director of the Indian Archaeological Survey.
- In 1837 Cunningham excavated near Sarnath, outside Varanasi (Benares), one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines, and carefully prepared drawings of the sculptures.
- He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire.
Books written by Alexander Cunningham
||The Bhilsa Topes or Buddhist Monuments of Central India.
||The Ancient Geography of India.
||Archaeological Survey of India.
||The stupa of Bharhut.
||Book of Indian eras.
||Coins of Ancient India.
Seven Archaeological Wonders of Ancient India.
||Konark Sun Temple