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Mysterious fragrance constantly emanating from the ancient tower, curious experts unearth: 1,500-year treasure revealed

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During the renovation of the Golden Stupa, workers accidentally discovered a priceless treasure at the foot of the tower…

During the restoration of the Golden Stupa, workers accidentally discovered many rare treasures. (Photo: Kknews) It is known that the Golden Stupa is located on the premises of Bao Tuong Pagoda in Wen Shang District, Shandong Province, China. Because the roof tile on the top of the tower is covered with a layer of gold glaze, looking from afar, it has a bright yellow color, so the locals have named the tower Hoang Kim. According to historical records, Bao Tuong Pagoda and the Golden Stupa are up to 1,500 years old and were built during the Northern Wei Dynasty. In the memories of the workers involved in the repair of the stupa on March 15, 1994, by following the mysterious fragrance that kept emitting from the foot of the Golden Stupa, they were able to find a palace. Underground. They immediately stopped construction and contacted archaeologists in Shandong province. The stone box was discovered inside the underground palace at the foot of the Golden Stupa. (Photo: Kknews) The underground palace includes a corridor nearly 4m long, 0.97m wide; 1.65m high and a room located in the middle of the tower’s foot is 1.47m long; about 1.43m wide and 4.2m high. In the middle of the room is a round well, the mouth of the well is covered with a stone slab, surrounded by carved lotus flowers. Behind the large room there is a small niche, inside there is a Buddha altar, on the altar there is a stone box. Gold and silver coffins were found inside the stone box. (Photo: Kknews) On the left side of the stone box there is a Bodhisattva statue made of clay, about 50cm high. The face of the Bodhisattva statue has been peeled off, his hair is in a high bun, his arms are raised across his chest, he is kneeling on a lotus, his body is slightly bent forward. According to archaeologists, normally the statues of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas that we see are made in standing, sitting or lying positions, but this statue is in a kneeling position, which is unprecedented. here. The tooth relic of Buddha Shakyamuni is considered by experts to be an extremely rare treasure. (Photo: Kknews) While observing the Bodhisattva statue, inadvertently the light from the experts’ flashlights passed through the lid of the stone box, through the cracks in the surface, some flickering rays of light flashed, the mysterious fragrance also emanated. out from here. Former secretary of the Institute of Confucius Research – Duong Xuan Binh, the commander-in-chief of the archaeological team that year, quickly decided to open the mysterious stone box. The treasure inside the stone box is nearly a thousand Buddha relics. (Photo: Sohu) Inside the stone box there are nearly 1,000 relics and a golden coffin is placed in the center. In the golden coffin is a smaller coffin made of silver, divided into 2 compartments, the upper compartment is a yellow satin cloth wrapped with a Buddha tooth relic up to 5.5cm long. After studying Buddhist texts, the expert was able to verify that the tooth relic belonged to Shakyamuni Buddha. With this discovery, the tooth relic of the Buddha discovered at the Golden Tower is considered the supreme sacred relic in the Buddhist world and a rare cultural relic of the world. Reference: Kknews