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3D portrait of Damagou Buddha

02-19-2013 09:07 BJT

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As we said earlier, Damagou has the largest quantity of ancient Buddhist relics in the Taklamakan desert.

This Buddhist temple is among the best preserved. The four-square meter building is the smallest temple in the world. It was discovered thirteen years ago by a boy shepherd. An incomplete figure of Buddha was found with its head and hands missing.

Now, experts have created a 3D portrait of the figure with the help of modern technology. Archeologists believe the figure is more than 1,500 years old. Craftsmen first made a wooden framework, applied clay, and then colored it.

Experts say the figure provides first-hand information in the research on Buddhist culture.




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