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  • Cambodian Ministry seeking modifications to statues of Buddha

    The Battambang provincial Department of Cults and Religions is seeking permission for sculptors to make modifications to the Buddha statues which are under construction on the face of Phnom Sampov Mountain after inaccuracies were discovered during a recent inspection. Department director Kun Sambath Moniroth said on September 12 that the people sponsoring the construction had […]

  • Ancient artefacts including Buddha heads looted from Unesco site amid Afghan turmoil

    The items were stolen from a storage facility belonging to a French archaeological team working to conserve the site Excavated Buddha heads and other items have been looted from the storage facility of a French archaeological team involved in conserving and restoring the famous Bamiyan site in central Afghanistan, a Unesco World Heritage Site, it […]

  • The Magnificent Borobudur Temple Of Indonesia

    The Borobudur Temple Compounds is the world’s largest Buddhist monument, measuring roughly 63 acres. It is a Mahayana Buddhist temple located in Java, Indonesia, with many experts believing it was built during the rule of the Sailendra Dynasty (c. 650-1025 CE). UNESCO designated the Borobudur Temple Compounds as a World Heritage Site in 1991 due […]

  • ASI expert claims discovery of two lost vajrasanas in Bodhgaya

    Different emperors and kings had down the centuries installed three so-called diamond thrones or enlightenment thrones under the famous Bodhi (peepal) tree An Archaeological Survey of India expert has claimed to have discovered the two lost vajrasanas or “diamond thrones” of the Buddha in Bodhgaya, one lying broken and unnoticed in the Mahabodhi Temple compound […]

  • 1,600-year-old Buddha statue’s feet restored in NW China

    The restoration of the feet of a 1,600-year-old stone Buddha in Tianti Mountain Grottoes has been completed. The Buddha statue of the site’s No.13 grotto in northwest China’s Gansu Province was built on fragile red sandstone beside a reservoir. Years of water seepage and weathering damaged parts of the statue, including the feet. The restoration […]

  • Asian Art Museum in US explores Korean culture through portraits

    The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is showcasing the first major exhibition of Korean portraits from past to present, exploring the identity and legacy of Korean history and culture. Titled “Likeness and Legacy in Korean Portraiture,” the exhibition kicks off on Friday and runs through Nov. 29, featuring a variety of Korean portraitists from […]

  • Yungang Grottoes opens one more cave with statue of Buddha and his son

    After 40 days of digital information collection, No.19 cave, one of the earliest caves of Yungang Buddha Grottoes, opens to the public on Saturday with heartwarming statues of Sakyamuni and his son. The two statues were on the west wall of the cave, depicting the moment Sakyamuni meets his son Rahula. The huge statue of […]

  • UNESCO fears the fate of 800,000 art objects in the Afghan National Museum

    Colombo, August 23 (Ceylon Today): The Muslim fanatics’ absolute yearning to destroy everything opposed to what they mistakenly believe to be “Islam” has been witnessed at an unprecedented magnitude in the 21st Century. The vehemence of the hatred imbedded in the hearts of fanatics was displayed in two acts of destruction in the year 2001, […]

  • The destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas: How the Taliban obliterated the 6th-century monuments to deny their own past

    The destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas: How the Taliban obliterated the 6th-century monuments to deny their own past When the statues were finally turned into rubble, the Talibani terrorists jumped and pranced around in celebrations. They fired weapons in the air, and brought nine cows to slaughter as a sacrifice, Hussain told BBC in the interview. […]