Skip to comments.1,800-yr-old Buddha statue excavated
Posted on 10/21/2010 8:06:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The state archaeology department has found a limestone statue of Gautam Buddha that dates back to at least 1,800 years. "It was a chance discovery," said the director of archaeology and museums, Prof. P. Chenna Reddy.
The limestone statue from the second century CE was discovered at Chada village in the Atmakur mandal of Nalgonda district when labourers were tilling the fields. In addition to the idol, Buddhist sculptural panels and a few large bricks were also unearthed.
"The finds reveal the existence of a new Buddhist site in the Telangana region. This evidence adds to the cluster of Buddhist sites in Nalgonda district such as Tirumalagiri, Phanigiri, Gazulabanda, Vardhamanukota, Aravapalli and Nagaram; all located on the banks of Bikkeru. The district is also studded with famous Buddhist sites on the eastern side such as Yeleswaram and Nagarjunakonda," said Prof. Reddy.
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Better call the Taliban in to blow it up.
I unearthed an ancient statue of mohamud. Had to be. It looked just like him. I took it to the local museum to show them. I was SOOO excited. They told me it was just a coprolite.
ExtremeUnction..don’t you have someone else you can stalk about something?
Just speaking for myself, I find this sort of thing very interesting. By studying history we learn about ourselves.
:’D It’s a common error.
Quick, alert the taliban so they can blow it up!
Is anyone involved in the excavation working for NPR? Statues of Buddha are offensive to muslims and they could get fired.
Plenty of us follow SunkenCiv’s threads and appreciate the input of other FReepers on a lot of them. This statue was dug up by living people, reported by living people and now living FReepers are enjoying it. If you’re not then exercise your free will and don’t click on the threads.
What you said!
I am one who enjoys the archaeology posts so much. They remind me that mankind is richly dimensional and has created many points of view from which cultures understood the world and their place in it. The remnants of the past are fascinating. They are relics one can see and touch that have traveled forward as emmisaries of our past. It amazes me how little the nature of man has changed over the centuries.