Ruins discovered in the place where Buddhist believe the Buddha was born may provide evidence for the date of the great religious thinker's birth. Although the results of the study are controversial, researchers have dated the ruins at around sixth century B.C. This would place the Buddha's life within the commonly defined timeframe of 563-483 B.C that the tradition holds. Skeptics of the study point out that there are other Buddhist shrines dated around the same period of Buddha's proposed birth. Regardless, this research draws archeologist closer to the true date of the Buddha's birth. To read the full story and the theories surrounding it go to CNN.com. And to view images from the the Buddhist tradition head to sciencesource.com.