Ancient Buddha statue can be seen again

Beijing, July 19 (IANS) An ancient Buddha statue in China is all set to get visitors again after archaeologists completed a maintenance project, a media report said Friday.

Built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the statue is expected to reopen to visitors in early August in Gansu province, reports Xinhua.

Work on the giant Buddha lasted two years.

The maintenance started in June 2011 as the Buddha statue's head was crumbling while the clay-made nose was destroyed. The chin, hands as well as clothes were also heavily mottled.


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