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Buddhist treasures found in Gobi Desert

Some rare Buddhist treasures buried in the Gobi Desert in the 1930s during Mongolia’s Communist purge have been unearthed.

A total of 64 crates of treasures were buried in the desert by a monk named Tudev, in an attempt to save them from the ransacking of the Mongolian and Soviet armies.

They belonged to Buddhist master Danzan Ravjaa and only Tudev knew where they were hidden. He passed on the secret to his grandson who dug up some of the boxes in the 1990s and opened a museum.

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