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Medicine Buddha found during excavation at Angor

An 800-year-old Medicine Buddha statue has been found at an 800-year-old site in Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia. “We identified him because of an object in the palm of his hand…whose form is similar to a very small pyramid,” he said. “With this discovery, we have finally proven that Buddhist medicine was

1,400-year-old Buddha statue found in India by students

Students from Utkal University have uncovered a 1,400-year-old statue of Buddha in eastern India. The 1400-year-old idol was first found by Utkal University student Dakhineswar Jena of Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology beneath a banyan tree. After Jena discussed with his Assistant Professor Anam Behera, a team of

Skull bone from the Buddha found in China

A skull bone that may have belonged to the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, has been found in China inside a Buddhist shrine. Archaeologists have discovered what may be a skull bone from the revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. The bone was hidden inside a model of a stupa, or a Buddhist shrine used

9th-century Buddha statue found in South Korea

A gilt bronze statue of Buddha which dates back to the 9th century has been uncovered in South Korea. The gilt bronze statue, measuring over 50 centimeters in height, was discovered at a temple site in Yangyang, Gangwon Province, where a stone pagoda and other Buddhist relics had earlier been uncovered. “According

Mummified monk found inside 1000-year-old Buddha statue

The skeletal remains of a monk have been found inside a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue in the Drent Museum in the Netherlands. Sitting in the lotus position, the mummy fits within the statue perfectly. "On the outside, it looks like a large statue of Buddha," the museum said in a release. "Scan research

Researchers digitally restore colourful Buddhist statue

A team of researchers from Japan have digitally restored an 8th-century Buddhist statue back to it's colourful original appearance. As a result of two years of research, the team used computer graphics technology to re-create the colors of the rich-colored patterns of the statue from the Tenpyo Period (729-749), based on

Ancient shrine found at birthplace of Buddha

A shrine dating back to the 6th-century B.C. has been found at the legendary birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal. Laid out on the same design as those above it, the timber structure contains an open space in the centre that links to the nativity story of the Buddha himself. Until now,

Ancient Buddist relics found in India

Broken pieces of 7th century Buddha statues have been found in Karnataka, India. The face of the Buddha’s head is totally damaged. It has long ears and a small “ushnisha” over the head. These features indicate that the image is of Buddha’s head which dates back to the 7th century AD. The