- CNTV English - CCTV News

Report comes out on damaged relics in Yushu earthquake

05-28-2010 09:08 BJT Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |

Watch Video

Play Video

It's been more than one month since the devastating earthquake hit the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province in west China. Over the past weeks a full-scale survey of relics took place, and the results came out Thursday.

Among the damaged relic sites is the Scripture Pile, heaps of boulders inscribed with Buddhist writing. It is the world's biggest library of Buddhist stone tablet writings. Other worst-hit heritage sites include local temples, monasteries, and multiple dagobas, which are the most commonly found monuments of Tibetan Buddhism. Fissures and cracks can be found in the structures. According to the report, nearly all local relic sites suffered some degree of damage. The report also advises greater efforts be made to salvage the ruins.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source:

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program