Month: December 2020

  • Over 900-yr-old Buddhist cliff carvings found in North China

    SHIJIAZHUANG — A group of Buddhist cliff carvings created during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) have been discovered in North China’s Hebei province, according to local archaeologists. Found near Cejing village in the city of Shahe, the carvings are on the north side of a mountain. A total of 23 Buddha figures were carved, with the […]

  • Buddha head, copper coins found in ancient mound

    Lucknow: Residents of Mahpur village in Gondhwakot area of Mau district were taken in for a surprise on the misty morning of December 13 when they came across terracotta artifacts including pottery, a Buddha head and a coin hoard which surfaced from a mound being dug up for the ongoing Purvanchal Expressway construction work. The […]

  • The Buddha Museum and Stupa near Vaishali is gonna be ready by 2021

    How many of you know that a museum called Buddha Samyak Darshan and a Stupa called Buddha Memorial Stupa is constructed near Vaishali, Bihar? Well, those of you who don’t know, to promote tourism, the state government is constructing this museum and stupa near 60 km north of Vaishali, Bihar. While inspecting the construction works, […]

  • Usuki, Japan These medieval stone-cut Buddhist statues may protect visitors from being fired.

    Usuki Stone Buddhas The city of Usuki in Oita Prefecture is noted for its Stone Buddhas believed to date back to the 12th-century. Their origins are quite unclear, as no historical records of them have survived. According to local folklore, they were created in memory of a princess who died young, but according to archaeological […]

  • Huge headless Buddha statue found propping up block of flats in China

    A huge headless statue of Buddha has been discovered propping up an apartment block in China. Many residents only discovered their building was being held up by divine intervention when some vegetation was cleared, revealing the ‘thousand-year-old’ relic. Measuring nine metres high, the Buddha was uncovered in a residential complex in Chongqing in southwest China. […]