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  • Cambodia finds 12th century artifacts

    The Department of Conservation and Archaeology of the National Authority of Preah Vihear unearthed a metal artifact dating back to the 12th century. The news of the discovery was announced on the afternoon of May 22. The artifact was said to e some from of metal pot and was unearthed near the small temple at […]

  • Tibetan monks told to take blame for statue demolitions

    Authorities reportedly said that a 99-foot-tall Buddha statue in Drago was too high. Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province are forcing Tibetan monks to take the blame for the destruction of sacred statues torn down by China, ordering them to sign affidavits claiming responsibility, RFA has learned. The move follows widespread condemnation of the demolitions […]

  • A £105,000 Chinese vase found among the bric-a-brac

    This rare doucai porcelain vase, with Qianlong marks and probably of period, provided a classic tale of discovery in the saga of the Chinese boom. The 8in (20cm) tall vase was spotted by Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) junior specialist David Parry among brica- brac during a routine valuation. As with all the best tales, the […]

  • Explained: Historical significance of Lumbini, the birthplace of The Buddha

    Lumbini, located across the border from Gorakhpur in Rupandehi district of Nepal’s Lumbini province, is believed to be the birthplace of the Shakya prince Siddhartha Gautam, who became The Buddha after attaining Enlightenment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba together laid the foundation stone for the India International Centre for […]

  • Discover Ancient Indian center of a once-great Buddhist civilization

    By Aaron Joshua Spray The ancient Buddhist city of Taxila was one of the most important cities of the Subcontinent and was lost for thousands of years. Located in what is today Pakistan, Taxila was an important city of ancient India and the center of a once-great Buddhist civilization. Today it is regarded as one […]

  • Antiques: Celadon is a pottery for the ages

    If there are two classes of goods that dominate the decorative market here in the desert, they would be art glass and studio pottery. Both are midcentury staples and both add shape and color to any decor. Yet while most of our pottery comes from small domestic makers, there are some types with deep roots […]

  • US$2.7 million Chinese archaic bronze jar tops Asia Week New York

    Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sale delivered glittering results. Amongst 351 lots offered in two parts, 294 were sold – a US$31 million dollars sale total and 83.7 per cent sale rate was achieved – far exceeding expectations. The most valuable lot was a bronze jar from ancient China fetched US$2.7 million […]

  • Know one’s snuff: Chinese snuff bottles are among the highlights of Asia Week New York

    A collection of Chinese snuff bottles offered in two sessions stands out among an intriguing selection of Asia Week New York auctions and dealer shows. Picture of Anne Crane This enamelled glass Qianlong mark and period snuff bottle made at the Imperial Palace workshops is a highlight from the Rachelle R Holden collection of snuff […]

  • 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Temple Unearthed in Pakistan

    The structure is one of the oldest of its kind in the Gandhara region Archaeologists in northwest Pakistan’s Swat Valley have unearthed a roughly 2,000-year-old Buddhist temple that could be one of the oldest in the country, reports the Hindustan Times. Located in the town of Barikot, the structure likely dates to the second century […]