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Nearly 200 ancient pagodas damaged in Burma quake

By Min Kyi Thein And Esther Htusan, The Associated Press, Aug. 25, 2016


Some of the structures, constructed from the 10th to the 14th centuries, were engulfed in huge clouds of dust when the tremor struck, while others lost their iconic tips.


BAGAN, BURMA
-- Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Burma city famous for its historic Buddhist pagodas began cleaning up the debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples.  More



Animated film “Kubo and the Two Strings” introduces audience to Buddhist concepts

The Buddhist Channel, August 30, 2016

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Kubo and the Two Strings matches its incredible animation with an absorbing story that has something to offer audiences of all ages.  More


Buddhist altar makers recreate armor worn by feudal clan chief

By HIROSHI ONO, Asahi Shimbun, August 28, 2016

HIKONE, Shiga Prefecture (Japan) -- Artisans in various fields banded together to recreate a suit of armor worn by Ii Naotaka (1590-1659), a feudal lord of the Hikone domain.  More




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