Archaeologist Zhang Xufen shows a fragment of the hundreds of unearthed tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures found among the ruins of the Fugan Temple, which stood from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Photo: Xinhua Archaeologist Zhang Xufen shows a fragment of the hundreds of unearthed tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures found among the ruins of the Fugan Temple, which stood from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Photo: Xinhua
Archaeologist Zhang Xufen shows a fragment of the hundreds of unearthed tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures found among the ruins of the Fugan Temple, which stood from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Photo: Xinhua

Legendary Buddhist temple, lost for more than seven centuries, yields its treasures beneath Chinese city

Archaeologist excavating recently rediscovered Fugan Temple, built in the 4th century, uncover more than 1,500 tablets of Buddhist scriptures and stone sculptures

Archaeologist Zhang Xufen shows a fragment of the hundreds of unearthed tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures found among the ruins of the Fugan Temple, which stood from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Photo: Xinhua Archaeologist Zhang Xufen shows a fragment of the hundreds of unearthed tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures found among the ruins of the Fugan Temple, which stood from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Photo: Xinhua
Archaeologist Zhang Xufen shows a fragment of the hundreds of unearthed tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures found among the ruins of the Fugan Temple, which stood from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Photo: Xinhua
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