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Lost temple discovered after 1,000 years in Chengdu

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-06-05 09:55

Photo taken on June 2, 2017 shows an unearthed stone Bodhisattva head at the excavation site of the Fugan Temple, which disppeared for nearly a millennium, in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province. Archaeologists have spent months excavating the lost Fugang Temple in downtown Chengdu. The Fugan Temple was a famous temple that lasted from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Archaeologists unearthed more than 1,000 tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures and over 500 pieces of stone sculpture as well as glazed tiles with inscriptions. [Photo/Xinhua]

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