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Ancient 1000-Year-Old Buddhist Sculptures Unearthed

Archaeologists uncover 1,000-year-old Liao Dynasty artifacts, Balinzuoqi, China - Oct 2012BALINZUOQU, Tuesday, September. 11, 2012

Created over 1000 years ago, this partially exhumed ancient sculpture is believed to be part of a royal Buddhist Temple of the Liao Dynasty.  Archaeologists excavating the site in northern China’s Balinzuoqi (formerly Shangjing) have discovered three Buddhist Tower bases, and a large number of finely crafted delicate sculptures.

After a thousand year dirt nap you would think he’d look a little more rested.  The least they could have done would have been to dust the dirt off the poor guy’s forehead before they started snapping pics.

This is the kind of find Dr. Jones would have gone gonzo over before he got old, began looking for crystal alien skulls, and dodging mushroom clouds by jumping into the Frigidaire.  Either way,  these formerly forgotten relics will most likely be coming soon to a museum near you (relic-xploitation).  If there is a buck to be made, you can bet there won’t be a stone, or stone Buddah, left unturned.

Written by Cojo “Art Juggernaut”

Photo by Rex Features

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