Not all the news out of Afghanistan is bad: reclining Buddha found near Bamiyan Ruins

Via on Sep 8, 2008

Archaeologists recently discovered a giant reclining Buddha statue dating back to the third century near where the destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas are located.

In addition, Buddhist paintings, thought to be the world’s oldest oil paintings have also been found in the area, and archaeologists hope to put the statue will go on display sometime next year. For more, click here.

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One Response to “Not all the news out of Afghanistan is bad: reclining Buddha found near Bamiyan Ruins”

  1. […] that Padmasambhava was born on a lotus in the middle of this lake in the Swat Valley of present-day Afghanistan, perhaps not far from where Bin Laden is hiding these days. At that time, this was Uddiyana, a […]

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