Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New cliff carvings discovered in eastern Tibet; give glimpse into ancient Buddhist art

1,200 year old relics of the Buddha figure found by construction workers Qamdo City, China
A newly discovered cliff carvings of Buddha in eastern Tibet may offer a glimpse into the Buddhist art and local history from 1,200 years ago, according to experts. The discoveries, dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom era, were found in Acur township in Chagyab County of the Qamdo City, the regional cultural relics protection research institute said. The era of Tubo Kingdom is said to be the most powerful period in Tibet's history which has made contributions to the Tibetan culture and the Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan leader Songtsan Gambo brought together more than 10 separate tribes during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) of China, an event commonly seen as marking the establishment of the Tubo Kingdom, making his capital in present-day Lhasa. [More]