Islam and Christian Versions of Buddha Balauhar and Budasaf or Bilawhar wa-Yudasaf is a legendary Islamic telling of the story of Siddhartha Gautama originating in the Sogdian language (Middle Iranian). The tale came into Christianity as the story of Sts. Barlaam and Josaphat, who were venerated in both the Eastern and Western churches. Islamic version […]
After the Taliban destroyed the ancient Buddha statues, archaeologists discovered a series of ancient caves with treasures in them, including what is believed to be the oldest oil painting ever discovered Buddhas of Bamiyan statues destruction The statues were destroyed by dynamite over several weeks, starting on 2 March 2001, carried out in stages. Initially, […]
1955, someone dropped a >600 year old plaster buddha statue to discover the plaster was actually covering a solid gold statue The origins of this statue remain uncertain. It is made in the Sukhothai Dynasty style, and is thought to have been made during the Sukhothai period in the 13th-14th centuries, though it could have […]
Did you know that a farmer in China grows Buddha shaped pears.