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Receding water levels unveil hidden Buddha in SE China

January 13, 2017 lawson james 0 Comments

Receding water levels unveil hidden Buddha in SE China

As time comes and goes and waters rise and fall, there are rare treasures that remain one with time and nature.
In east China's Jiangxi Province, the head of a Buddhist relief was unveiled as water levels receded at the end of 2016, possibly indicating that a set of bas-reliefs on a former cliff-face could have been hidden under water in a local reservoir.
Archaeologists estimate that the carvings date back to the Ming Dynasty. It means the set of historical remains could be more than 370 years old. Some square-shaped holes on the precipice suggest the site used to be a temple.
A group of experts from Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage have been carrying out an underwater archaeological inspection since last Friday. The archaeologists' work will come to an end on Sunday.

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