Ancient statue found carved in rock in Siem Reap

Siem Reap Provincial Environment Departmenttatue carved on a rock at the Phnom Kulen National Park in Siem Reap province’s Svay Loeu district. Provincial Department of Environment director Sun Kong said yesterday the head portion of the broken statue was found by a resident on Saturday and the officials went to inspect the site on Sunday. […]

How the Gandharan Manuscripts Change Buddhist History

The Gandharan Buddhist manuscripts are leading scholars to rethink the origins of Mahayana Buddhism. Richard Salomon explores the recently-unearthed texts are changing Buddhist history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Muneichi Nitta, 2003, ACC No: 2003.593.1. More than twenty years have passed since twenty-eight fragile birch bark scrolls, now known to be […]

Shattered Buddhist statues restored with help from the OI

UChicago institute helps reassemble ancient, rare art from first to 6th centuries Some of the earliest known statues depicting the Buddha have him in startling costume—draped in the lushly folded fabric of ancient Greece or Rome. Sometimes he has Greco-Roman facial features, naturalistically rendered and muscled torsos, or is even shown protected by Hercules. Many […]

Buddha idol installed at TIA

KATHMANDU: An idol of Lord Gautama Buddha has been installed at the premises of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said the idol was installed as a part of the project to convert the country’s only international airport into a boutique airport. Minister Bhattarai unveiled the idol […]