Archaeologists Dug Up 1,300 Year Old Korean Buddha Statue

Archaeologists in Korea had unearthed a 1,300-year-old giant stone statue of Buddha:

The 5.6-metre (18-feet) tall sculpture was discovered, face down and buried in the ground. Archaeologists worried that the face had been destroyed when the 70-ton statue fell over hundreds of years ago. However, after careful excavation, specialists found that the Buddha’s nose missed a rock bed by only 5 centimetres (2 inches), likely saving it.

“It was miracle that the Buddha’s face was saved by only five centimetres,” Venerable Jigwan, administrative head of the Jogye Order said.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C09%5C12%5Cstory_12-9-2007_pg9_10 - via Arbroath


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