Two alloy Buddha statues were found in a tomb chamber that dates back to the Eastern Han dynasty. Photo: Xinhua
Two alloy Buddha statues were found in a tomb chamber that dates back to the Eastern Han dynasty. Photo: Xinhua

Scientists unearth oldest Buddha statues ever found in China

  • The two statues were believed to have been made locally, an important nuance that provides insight into Buddhist history in China
  • The oldest ever depiction of the Buddha was found in the 19th century in Afghanistan

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
Two alloy Buddha statues were found in a tomb chamber that dates back to the Eastern Han dynasty. Photo: Xinhua
Two alloy Buddha statues were found in a tomb chamber that dates back to the Eastern Han dynasty. Photo: Xinhua
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