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Ancient temple site discovered in China

The site of a famous temple dating back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 – 420 A.D.) has been found in southwest China.

Archaeologists unearthed more than 1,000 tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures and over 500 pieces of stone sculpture as well as glazed tiles with inscriptions.

“We have only excavated a part of the temple’s area, but already have a glimpse of its past glory,” said Yi Li, who led the excavation project.

He said they have found the temple’s foundation, ruins of surrounding buildings, wells, roads and ditches.

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Story: Xinhua | Photo: Xinhua

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