“Sleeping Buddha” from 3 AD found in KPK!

Sleeping Buddha from 3 AD found in KPK

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A general view of main stupa, is seen after it was discovered and unveiled to the public, during a ceremony at the Buddhist-period archeological site near Haripur, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, Pakistan, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Saad SayeedIt seems that the already blessed Pakistan has added

another feather to its cap. This time around

it’s a centuries-old ‘Sleeping Buddha’ statue has

been unearthed during excavations near Bhamala

Stupa in Haripur district.

The 48-feet long ‘Sleeping Buddha’ statue dates

back to the third century, which makes it the world’s

oldest ‘Sleeping Buddha‘ statue.

It seems that archaeologists found the statue, with its

head intact, during excavations near the Bhamala

Stupa.

The latest discoveries by the

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Archaeologists have opened new chapters

in the history of the ancient Taxila

Valley Civilization.

What seems to distinguish

this Buddha apart from its age is that it is

one of the few sites in the World to have

the cruciform Stupa, which was

reserved for Buddha himself.

Pakistan is already distinguished on the world map due to the awe inspiring Indus Valley

Civilizations which is one of the oldest and most advanced in the World.

This is yet another trophy to add in an already eminent portfolio.

The Buddha was unveiled by Imran Khan in a ceremony and the Pakistani Authorities are

projecting this to become a popular travelling site for tourists and religious pilgrims alike.

 

 

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