Monday, March 02, 2009

Buddha's Skull Found in China?

It is strange: there has been no follow-up to the widely reported (in November 2008) discovery by Chinese archaeologists on August 6, 2008, in Nanjing, of an Asokan stupa believed to contain a portion of the Buddha's skull.

The stupa unearthed in Nanjing is made of wood, covered with gilded silver and inlaid with "seven treasures," such as gold, silver, colored glaze, agate and amber. It conforms to historical records of the "Seven-Treasure Pagoda of King Asoka" buried under the Changgan Temple, the second temple housing Shakyamuni's sarira in China.

It is believed that there are nineteen such treasures in China.

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1 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

Please excuse my ignorance. I do realize it has been some time, nearly 3 years since this, uh..'discovery'.
It is sad to say that I cannot believe any such discovery by the Communist Chinese people/Government.
There has been nothing short of deceit from that arena.
Still.. we need to pray for them and have faith that, like all things in this experience, change is imminent.