More of 2,000 ancient Buddha statues They have been unearthed by archaeologists in the Chinese province of Hebei, thus highlighting the importance of Buddhism in the country since its spread from India.
They are in total 2,895 statues and fragments of these Buddha sculptures those that have been found and belonged to the Eastern Wei and Northen Qi dynasties (534-577), found at the Yecheng Historic Site in Linzhang County.
The statues are made of white marble and blue stone and some of them are painted gold, according to archaeologists from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Hebei Provincial Institute of cultural Heritage.
Zhang Wenrui, an official with the Hebei Provincial Bureau of Cultural Heritage, said the buddha statues They vary in size, some being 20 cm long, to others the size of a real person and archaeologists are repairing them for their protection and research.
It is noteworthy that buddhism It is supposed to have spread in China through India more than 2,000 years ago.
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