Afghanistan: A giant statue of the reclining Buddha

14.02.2005

14.02.2005


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The sensational discovery of Afghan archaeologists. In the province of Bamiyan discovered a giant statue of the reclining Buddha. This is the largest statue of the deity of those that are now known to people. It is significantly higher than the Taliban destroyed four years ago, shortly before the war began.

The statue is located in the territory of a Buddhist monastery under a layer of sand. So well preserved. Rather, it intentionally filled to protect against the invasion of the conquerors.

Next to the Buddha, scientists have discovered dozens of ancient sculptures. Presumably, they date back to the third century AD. Afghan province of Bamiyan was then a thriving Buddhist center.

Battery News, 13.02.2005 9:19
Source: 1TV

See also: Ancient birds penguins, Weapons of ancient civilizations.

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