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‘Priceless’ Buddha heads found under Pathum Thani temple cleaned up and documented

Apr 07. 2017
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National Museum officials and archaeologists on Friday cleaned and categorised a number of Buddha heads – believed to be about 400 years old – that were unearthed under the ubosot of Chinwararam Temple in Pathum Thani province.

With help from soldiers, they moved the Buddha heads to a site where they cleaned and divided them before documenting the details of each head.

More than 100 heads were unearthed after a Tambon monastic monk chief, Phra Mongkon Waropakarn, had requested to lift the floor of the ubosot to prevent possible flooding.

The Fine Arts Department has estimated that the artefacts are priceless so it has asked archaeologists to check the heads and take care of the perfect ones as a priority.

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