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Ancient Buddhist scripture fragments discovered in Bamiyan valley caves

Ancient Buddhist scripture fragments discovered in Bamiyan valley caves
trefwoorden: Afghanistan - Boedisme - geschriften - 7e eeuw
Japanese experts have found a number of Buddhist scripture fragments dating from the seventh century in caves in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan, according to the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.
The Tokyo-based institute said the Buddhist scriptures, written in Sanskrit, are the first to be discovered in the Bamiyan archaeological ruins since a French archaeologist found similar texts in 1930.
The institute examined nine groups of caves between mid-July and early August as part of a project aimed at preserving the ruins, which were damaged by the former Taliban regime.

Lees verder bij: Japan Times (9 september 2003)