Buddha statue unearthed in Kyrgyzstan

Published on July 19th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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A statue of a seated Buddha has been unearthed in the hills outside of Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek.

"This sculpture is as high as two humans. If we could straighten it out and put it vertically, its height would be about four metres. As it is sitting, it's about one and a half to two metres (high)," said Valery Kolchenko, an archaeologist from the Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences.

Archaeologists believe the statue dates back to a time between the 8th to 10th centuries, though further tests are needed to pinpoint its exact age.

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