7th-century Buddha statue found in India

Published on December 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

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The tallest Buddha statue ever found in the state of Kargil, India, has been found.

The sculpture was discovered during a survey by the officials of the state Archives, Archaeology and Museums Department from Sankoo, a village on Kargil-Suru valley road.

“This is a 7th-century monument,” said Khurshid Ahmad Qadri, director of J-K’s Archives, Archaeology and Museums Department. “It’s 7-metre tall and has been completely cut out from a rock. There is another Buddha statue in the area but that is a smaller one.”

The discovery was made during a routine survey at Sankoo, 42 km from Kargil town. “Our team was conducting a survey when they discovered it. We questioned the locals about the possibility of more such statues in the area but their answer was in the negative,” said Qadri.

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2 Responses to 7th-century Buddha statue found in India

  1. Enakshi Ganguly says:

    I visited this area and saw this statue in 1999. I am surprised to read that you say this was discovered in 2009!

  2. gulzar hussain says:

    I like

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