Cremated human remains were found in Gongchi Village, Jingchuan Country, China. They were inside a ceramic box bearing an inscription that says they are of Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha. The box was found along with more than 260 Buddhist statues.
Archaeologists unearthed a sandstone statue of Buddha in the Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia. The statue measures nearly 2 metres in height and weights around 200 kilograms.
Archaeologists discovered a 1.5-metre-high statue of Buddha with a seven-headed snake in Govindapur near Banapur, Odisha, East India. The statue is believed to be 1400 years old.
Several idols, including a rare Yoga Narasimha (an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu) idol, were found in Penpahad village, Telangana, India. The finds date to between 1st-3rd century AD.
Restoration works at the Phra Narai Maha Rat Temple in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, led to the discovery of over 100 pieces of ancient Buddha statues around the main statue inside the main sermon hall of the temple.
Eight rock carvings from the period of the Tibetan Empire (618-842 AD) were found in the Tibet autonomous region’s Markham county. They were found during a scheduled survey by Chinese researchers.
An ancient statue of Buddha emerged from the waters of the Hongmen Reservoir, in the city of Fuzhou, Nancheng County, East China. The statue dates to the period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
A model of a stupa hidden within a stone chest in a crypt beneath a Buddist temple in Nanjing (China) contained a parietal bone of the skull that according to inscriptions belonged to revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama himself.