Buddhism Sutra Discovered in Central Afghanistan
07-24-2018    Xinhua
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Xinhua, November 13, 2006</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Kabul</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-US>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Afghanistan</st1:country-region> -- A Sutra was discovered in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Afghanistan</st1:place></st1:country-region>'s central and historic Bamyan province, one of the centers of Buddhism civilization, a Kabul-based English newspaper reported Monday.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>"Part of a Buddhism Sutra was found inside one of the two giant Buddhas," Daily Outlook writes.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Bearing the scripture of Sanskrit the fragment believed to be created in the seventh century, the paper added.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The fundamentalist Taliban movement dynamited the couple giant Buddhas, the 53-meter and 35-meter long sculptures in March 2001, months ahead of the regime's collapse.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Since the ousting of Taliban regime and world's attention towards <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Afghanistan</st1:place></st1:country-region> to rebuild the war-torn nation, numerous of relics belonged to Buddhism have been discovered from the site of the giant Buddhas but it is the first time that such sutra is found there.</SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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