Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Buddhist archeology around the world

BuddhistChannel.TV; Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
One of the great Buddhas of Bamiyan [Kapilavastu], Afghanistan [Shakya Land]
Wat Umong Suan Puthatham temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Young Thai man venerates statue in hollow stupa, northern Thailand (Alongkot/

Fabled Monkey King's tomb discovered
Jet Li as the Monkey King in "The Forbidden Kingdom" (
"Monkey King" movie
China Daily, Jan 30, 2005) Fujian, China - A "tomb" of the legendary Monkey King [Sun Wukong] and his brother has been found on a mountain peak in Shunchang County, Fujian Province. Examination of the tomb in a temple on the highest peak of Baoshan Mountain dates it to between the late Yuan (1271-1368) and early Ming (1368-1644) periods.
Maharashtra: Nallasopara Buddhist stupa proves it was once hotbed of Buddhism
(Karan Hiranandani, The India Express, June 26, 2016) Mumbai, India - Inside an obscure protected site in Nallasopara that has been forgotten by the government as well lies a Buddhist stupa, which is evidence to the fact that Sopara or Shurparka, as it is known as historically, was the hotbed of Buddhism back in the day. More 

Endangered Buddhist temple preserved for posterity with VR Tech
(Barbara Eldredge, Curbed, Jul 1, 2016) The high-tech preservationists at CyArk digitally captured this cultural treasure. Taipei, Taiwan - The Hall of the Five Gates in Taiwan’s Lukang Longshan Temple is a mind-blowing work of architecture and religious devotion, featuring an intricately painted spiderweb ceiling and granite columns carved with some of Taiwan’s most famous dragon designs. More

Bagan builders "destroying Buddhists" medieval pagodas
(Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times, June 28, 2016) Bagan, Burma - Experts report that more than 600 pagodas at the 10,300ha Bagan complex have been damaged by unqualified builders. More

(P. Sujatha Varma, The Hindu, May 18, 2016) Amaravati, India - A clue given by residents of Vaikunthapuram, located in the Amaravati region, led veteran archaeologist E. Siva Nagi Reddy to the remains of a 1st Century B.C. Buddhist site atop a hill in the village. More 

Buddhist-era lamps found near Indo-Pak border (TNN, May 13, 2016) Amritsar, India - Earthen lamps dating back to Gautam Buddha's era were found by a villager near the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district. Balwinder Singh, a resident of Bahadurnagar village situated on the border, found three earthen lamps from a mound. More

Around the World
Buddhist Central Asia to S.E. Asia
Buddhist Sculptures Discovered in Ruins of Ancient Shrine

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