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  • APSARA National Authority restores three Buddha statues at Bakan tower of Angkor Wat temple

    The APSARA National Authority has been restoring three more Buddha statues at Bakan tower of Angkor Wat Temple, after the restoration of a statue. The restoration project began in early February 2022 and is scheduled to take five months to complete, said the authority in a news release. The Buddha statues at Bakan tower have […]

  • Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze tops seasonal Asian art sales in UK regions

    Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze tops seasonal Asian art sales in UK regions The highest single price posted in the regions during the autumn series of Asian art sales was the £380,000 bid at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium) in Dorchester for a monumental Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze devotional figure of Tara broadly dated to the Qing period. Standing […]

  • Mausoleum of Han Dynasty emperor found in China’s Shaanxi

    A large-scale mausoleum in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, has been identified as belonging to Emperor Wendi of the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 25), local authorities said Tuesday. The mausoleum, located in Jiangcun Village on the eastern outskirts of Xi’an, is surrounded by more than 100 ancient tombs and outer burial pits. […]

  • World Premiere of “Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia” Exhibition Debuts At the California Science Center February 16, 2022

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The world premiere of “Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia” exhibition debuts at the California Science Center February 16, 2022. Through 120 original artifacts – half on tour outside Cambodia for the first time – and hands-on exhibits, guests will use the lens of science to explore the […]

  • Angkor: Asia’s ancient ‘Hydraulic City’

    Angkor Wat attracts millions of visitors a year, but most know little of the intricate and vast water system that fed the empire’s rise and demise. Every April during Khmer New Year celebrations, Sophy Peng, her four siblings and parents make the pilgrimage to Cambodia’s most sacred mountain, Phnom Kulen. As the birthplace of the […]

  • Taliban now guard site of Bamiyan Buddhas they destroyed

    Taliban gunmen now stand guard at the gaping rock cavities that once housed two ancient statues of the Buddha – desecrated with dynamite by the Islamists during their last stint in power. The monuments in Bamiyan province had stood for 1,500 years but their destruction was ordered in 2001 by that regime – already infamous […]

  • Should a deity have two arms or more?

    The earliest Hindu iconography showing a four-armed Vishnu has been found in Malhar in Madhya Pradesh, dating to 100 BCE In Kushan coins, minted over 1,800 years ago, we come across images of a woman holding the horn of plenty. She is identified with the Roman Goddess Fortuna, the Greek goddess Tyche, the Central Asian […]

  • Afghanistan: Years after dynamiting Buddha statues, Taliban vow to preserve empty niches in Bamiyan

    A Taliban member said the Bamiyan Buddhas were destroyed in 2001 because of religious ideology. Two monumental statues of Buddha were created on either ends of a cliff side in Bamiyan during the sixth century The Bamiyan Buddhas were once the tallest standing Buddhas in the world Approximately 780 historical monuments can be found in […]

  • National Museum to open Buddha galleries soon, arms gallery in 2 months

    National Museum building on Janpath is among buildings proposed to be demolished as part of the Central Vista redevelopment project and the museum itself moved to North and South Block The National Museum’s extensive collections are set to be displayed in new locations in the city, with galleries on Buddhist art expected to be opened […]