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  • 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. […]

  • The Burmese harp and the tales of the Buddha’s previous lives

    The earliest description of the music instrument in Buddhist literature, ‘Jātaka’ stories, can be traced back to the 8th century. The British Library’s collection of digitised Burmese manuscripts, dating mainly from the 19th century, has many depictions of the Burmese harp or Saung. The Saung appears often in certain Jātaka stories, or tales of the […]

  • 1,300-year-old Temple discovered by Pakistani and Italian archaeologists in Northwest Pakistan, was built in Hindu Shahi period

    The Hindu Shahis or Kabul Shahis, a Hindu dynasty which ruled the Kabul Valley (eastern Afghanistan), Gandhara (modern-day Pakistan), and present-day northwestern India from 850-1026 CE may have built the Hindu temple in the region. A Hindu temple, estimated to have been constructed around 1,300 years ago, has been unearthed by Pakistani and Italian archaeological […]

  • Chinese Bronzes Takes Gold & Silver For Lark Mason Associates

    Review by Madelia Hickman Ring, Catalog Photos Courtesy Lark Mason Associates NEW YORK CITY & ONLINE – Capitalizing on some of the foot traffic that braved travel to New York City for Asia Week, Lark Mason Associates conducted a nearly 200-lot auction of Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art on the iGavel platform that […]

  • Vietnam. Visit Som Rong, a pagoda that combines traditional and modern Khmer culture

    By Huynh Phuong Patum Wongsa Som Rong, or Som Rong Pagoda is located at 367 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ward 5, southern Soc Trang Town. The pagoda dates back to around 1785 and was originally built using bamboo, wood and simple leaf roofing. It is the work of Khmer people, an ethnic group that resides […]

  • Palace architectures harmonized with artworks at Deoksugung palace

    Exhibition at the palace Deoksugung offers extraordinary experience to appreciate art alongside traditional architecture When you pass by the palace Deoksugung at the center of Seoul, you might notice the sign “Art Plant Asia 2020: Hare Way Object,” the title of the exhibition that offers a chance to appreciate the beauty of the architecture in […]

  • How did the snow lion become the symbol of Tibet?

    Jamyang Norbu explains Tibetan political activist and writer delves into history to talk about mythical creature’s origins The Tibetan snow lion is a symbol of political authority, Tibetan political activist and writer Jamyang Norbu has told Down To Earth (DTE) in an interview. “The snow lion is very important for the Tibetan world. That is […]