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  • 'World's oldest' 48-feet long Buddha statue unearthed in Haripur district

    A centuries-old 'sleeping Buddha' statue has been unearthed during excavations near Bhamala Stupa in Haripur district, DawnNews reported on Thursday...

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Archaeology And Museums Director Dr Abdul Samad said,"The 48-feet long 'sleeping Buddha' statue dates back to the third century, which makes it the world's oldest 'sleeping Buddha' statue...

  • Swat students enjoy visit to Buddha statue

    MINGORA: The schoolchildren visited the seventh century rock-carved Buddha statue in Jahanabad area in Mangalore here and said they learnt about an important chapter of Swat history, which was not part of the programme of their study...

    The Bacha Khan High School students, both boys and girls, closely looked at the statue and learnt about its history from experts...

  • Sri Lanka hands back Buddha relics to Taxila Museum

    TAXILA: Sri Lankan authorities have returned four Buddha relics to the officials of Taxila Museum after exhibiting them in their country...

    Among the relics are the teeth and bone fragments of Lord Buddha, a golden casket containing the relics and a stone reliquary...

  • Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar's Muslims

    The Dalai Lama has spoken out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar...

    “Those people who are sort of harassing some Muslims, they should remember Buddha,” the Dalai Lama told journalists who asked him about the crisis on Friday evening...

  • Buddha exhibition in Seoul revives ancient ties

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Museum’s Buddha statues were the main attraction at the exhibition in Seoul, South Korea, which was inaugurated on Thursday...

    Three-month exhibition of artefacts kicks offThe exhibition which commenced at the Seoul Culture Centre would continue for three months and 40 statues of Buddha from the Peshawar Museum were for the first time being displayed there...

  • National heritage status sought for famous Buddha rock in Baltistan

    Manthal Buddha Rock is one of the famous tourist spots as well as historical and archaeological heritage of Baltistan region which needs to be declared a national heritage to attract more and more foreign tourists...

    Located in Manthal village near Sadpara Dam the grand rock has a huge sculpture of Buddha carved on it with his two vicegerent (Mitriya) standing on either side surrounded by 20 disciples...

  • Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it

    The iconic seventh-century defaced Buddha at Jahan Abad, Swat, at last, got its face back after a nine-year-long wait following a scientific restoration process conducted by Italian archaeologists...

    The 7th century Buddha seated in a meditative posture which is considered one of the largest rock sculptures in South Asia was attacked in September 2007 by the Taliban, who blew up half the statue's face by drilling holes into the face...

  • Peshawar Buddha to be displayed at Swiss expo

    PESHAWAR: The biggest Buddha statue in the Peshawar Museum would be displayed at the Rietberg Museum of Zurich in Switzerland at an exhibition to promote religious tourism...

    Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the officials of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism and Museums Department and the Swiss government, the Buddha would be transported to Switzerland where it will be showcased at the Rietberg Museum to promote...

  • Ancient relics sent to Sri Lanka to commemorate birth of Buddha

    Sacred relics from both India and Pakistan, have been sent to the country to be displayed for the devotees of the Buddhist faith...

    Relics of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from Sarnath in India and those brought from the Taxila Museum in Pakistan, will be placed at several temples to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha...

  • Lord Buddha’s relics return from Sri Lanka

    TAXILA: The most sacred relics of Lord Buddha returned to Taxila Museum at the end of a three-week long exposition at various places in Sri Lanka...

    The relics were sent by the Pakistan government on a special request by Sri Lanka in connection with the Annual Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival...

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