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Buddhas skull found in 1,000-year-old miniature pagoda in China- ET Cetera-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

25 Nov

LONDON: Archaeologists have claimed that a 1,000-year-old miniature pagoda, unearthed in Nanjing, China, holds a piece of skull belonging to

Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism.

According to a report in the Telegraph, the pagoda was wedged tightly inside an iron case that was discovered at the site of a former temple in the city in August this year.

The four-storey pagoda, which is almost four feet high and one-and-a-half feet wide, is thought by archaeologists to be one of the 84,000 pagodas commissioned by Ashoka the Great in the second century BC to house the remains of the Buddha.

via Buddhas skull found in 1,000-year-old miniature pagoda in China- ET Cetera-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

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