2,000 Buddha statues unearthed in China

Published on March 6th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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More than than 2,000 Buddha statues and statue fragments which date back to the Eastern Wei and Northern Qi periods (534-577 A.D.) have been unearthed at Yecheng in China.

The statues are made of white marble and blue stone and some are painted or gilded, according to archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Hebei Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage.

Zhang Wenrui, an official with the Hebei Provincial Bureau of Cultural Heritage, said the sizes of the statues range from 20 centimetres long to the size of an actual person, and the archaeologists are repairing the statues for protection and research, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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One Response to 2,000 Buddha statues unearthed in China

  1. There are lots of Buddha statues in some part of China that has not yet been found, and some archeologist even now continuously searching for it, to study, or for any other reasons. It’s been an interesting issue to tackle, and I thank you that for this post,this is very informative. :)

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