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New Exhibition of Buddhist Heritage

Posted on Oct, 19, 2016
Contributed to WCHV by WCHV

buddhist-sculptureA new exhibition was opened in The National Museum of Afghanistan on 29th April 2012. This exhibition that is entitled “Buddhist Heritage of Afghanistan” is depecting a very important part of our history, the Buddhism which has been practiced in Afghanistan for more than 1000 years. Buddhism in Afghanistan trace back to the middle of 3rd century CE and started fading with the arrival of Islam in the 7th century AD. During that long period Buddhism was practiced in Afghanistan along with other native religions. However, Buddhism had the largest number of followers, and sometimes was supproted by some kings of different dynasties that ruled Afghanistan.

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