Digging For Buddha
While searching for a mythical, 300-meter-long Buddha statue, archeologists have uncovered part of an equally impressive, 19-meter-long "sleeping Buddha" in central Afghanistan. The search has been inspired by a 7th Centruy Chinese pilgrim who recorded details of the legendary structure while exploring the ancient city of Bamiyan, once a thriving center of Buddhist activity.
Remains of the sleeping statue were found near the ruins of the large "Buddhas of Bamiyan," destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. A total of eighty-nine artifacts were discovered, including coins and ceramics dating over two thousand years back to the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom.Tweet