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Secrets unveiled in restoration of the 800-yr-old Buddha

2014-07-05 10:53:26

(People's Daily Online)


Specialists apply beaten gold on the statue of the thousand-armed Buddha on Baoding Mountain in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality on June 28, 2014. [Photo/ Luo Guojia]

The statue, one integral part of the Dazu Rock Carvings, which are designated as a World Heritage Site, was originally carved in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The conservation project was initially launched on April 18, 2011 and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2015.

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