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'World's oldest' 48-feet long Buddha statue unearthed in Haripur district

Thursday, 16 November 2017

'World's oldest' 48-feet long Buddha statue unearthed in Haripur district


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Archaeologists have excavated a 48-feet long 'sleeping' Buddha sculpture in Pakistan in what is being dubbed as world's oldest such statue.
The statue, which dates back to the third century, was unearthed during an excavation near the Bhamala Stupa in Haripur district, the Dawn reported.
Researchers at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Archaeology And Museums have claimed that it is the world's oldest 'sleeping Buddha' statue.
Museum director Dr. Abdul Samad said, 'The 48-feet long statue dates back to the third century, which makes it the world's oldest 'sleeping Buddha' statue.'
The statue was found with its head intact during an excavation, he said.

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