Oldest Buddhist stele discovered in Tibet

PTI, Jan 9, 2018

Beijing, China -- Chinese archaeologists believe that the ninth century Purang stele which was discovered in northern Tibet to be the oldest in the Himalayan region. SharganWangdue, of Tibet Cultural Relics Protection Institute, said the stele was discovered in Ngari prefecture in northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region.


1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha found in Pakistan, evoking diverse heritage

Reuters, November 16, 2017

HARIPUR, Pakistan -- Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha image on Wednesday, part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region roiled by Islamist militancy.


Buddhist Monastery Site Uncovered in China

Archaeology, November 14, 2017

JINGCHUAN COUNTY, CHINA -- An excavation in northwest China has uncovered a 1,000-year-old ceramic box containing cremated human remains said to have belonged to Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha, according to a report in Live Science.


University of Toronto researchers unravel mysteries of ancient Buddhist manuscripts

Utoronto.ca, Oct 26, 2017

Toronto, Canada -- Along the Old Silk Road – the ancient network of trade routes that once linked China and the West – is a complex of roughly 500 rock-cut caves carved into the cliffs above the Daquan River.


Rare Tibetan Buddhist canons restored

Xinhua, Oct 11, 2017

LANZHOU, China -- Experts in northwest China's Gansu Province announced Wednesday that they have restored more than 3,000 pages of some rare Tibetan Buddhist canons, which were severely damaged by floods in the 1970s.