Emperor Asokan’s Minor Rock Edict at Sasaram in Rohtas, Bihar was encroached for long.
The key of the site, which is a protected monument, was handed over to officials of Archaeological Survey of India after intervention of district authorities.
Asoka inscription of Sahasaram (232 - 231 BCE) consists of eight lines in archaic Brahmi characters. A portion of the inscription is damaged. The inscriptions, probably contains a date referring to the death of Buddha; but no convincing interpretation of it has yet been found.