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Ancient Buddha found as water level of reservoir lowers in E China

Posted on Jan, 17, 2017
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Archaeologists work near the Buddha’s head at the Hongmen reservoir in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, Jan 8, 2017.

An archaeologist investigates in Hongmen Reservoir in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, on Jan 8, 2017. The Buddha statue was first noticed at the end of last year when a hydropower gate renovation project lowered water levels in the reservoir by more than 10 meters. Judging from the design of the Buddha’s head, the statue was carved during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), according to china daily.

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