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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ancient Buddhist Cave Discovered 

An ancient cave, with 55 wall paintings that depict the life of the Buddha, has been discovered in Nepal, at its northernmost tip jutting into Tibet.

A team of scholars and climbers, Funded by adventure gear maker North Face and a US-based production house, stumbled upon the cave which had been preserved by the extreme cold and remained untouched for thousands of years, Nearby caves have piles of manuscripts in an ancient Tibetan script, which could provide information on Tibetan forms of Buddhism and possibly the history of Tibet, Mustang and even Nepal and India.

Read a more detailed account of this discovery in The Indian Times, and Yahoo News

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