It 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
The latest discoveries by the
Archaeologists have opened new chapters
in the history of the ancient Taxila
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.