Amazing and rare Buddhist art objects were unearthed from Gobi Desert

A joint Austrian-Mongolian treasure hunt team has unearthed a rare Buddhists treasure which was not founf for more than 70 years, in the Gobi Desert.

The relics, which include statues, artwork, manuscripts and personal belongings of a famous 19th Century Buddhist master, were buried in the 1930s during Mongolia’s Communist purge, when hundreds of monasteries were abused and destroyed.

Michael Eisenriegler, leader of the operation, had told in the BBC World Service that they were filled with “the most amazing Buddhist art objects”.

This expert had said that “It is of tremendous value for Mongolian culture because Buddhism was almost destroyed in the Communist times, especially in the 1930s. I’m totally exhausted in the operation but still I’m also totally impressed with what I’ve seen.”

The finds will be put on show at the Danzan Ravjaa Museum in Sainshand, 400km (450 miles) south of the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator and nearly 20 boxes were remain hidden in the desert.

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