cais1.gif (153930 bytes)

CAIS Persian Text.gif (34162 bytes)

CAIS

The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies


 Persian Section.PNG (9914 bytes)


Home


About CAIS


Articles


Daily News


News Archive


Announcements


CAIS Seminars


Image Library


Copyright


Disclaimer


Submission


Search


Contact Us


Links


Facebook-Button.jpg (107165 bytes)



 

Japanese Daily's Report on Discovery of Buddha Statues in Iran Denied

 

 

15 May 2002

 

 

TEHRAN -- Director General of Cultural Heritage Department of Fars Province denied reports on discovery of Buddha statues in the province.

 

A Japanese daily *******Asahi******* in its Monday issue said 19 statues of Buddha have been unearthed in the central Iranian province.

However, the Iranian official said, "In no historical period, Iran has been under the influence of Buddha culture." Since the 1979 victory of Islamic Revolution no expert group from Japan has conducted excavation operations in Fars Province, he said adding therefore the report is unfounded.

 

Asahi has quoted a Japanese archaeologist as saying it was quite surprising to find out that the Buddhist culture had once found its way to this part of Asia. "Buddha statues had been traced in Afghanistan upto now, and it is the first time they are being found in Iran, he claimed.

 

 

Source: Tehran Times 


 

 

my_Iran.jpg (13682 bytes)

"History is the Light on the Path to Future"

 

Persian_NOT_Farsi_by_Shapour_Suren-Pahlav_3D2.gif (177309 bytes)


 

Encyclopaedia Iranica


BIPS.jpg (15695 bytes)

The British Institute of Persian Studies


"Persepolis Reconstructed"

Persepolis_reconstructed2.jpg (36944 bytes)

Persepolis3D


The British Museum


The Royal

Asiatic Society


Persian_Gulf_Facebook.jpg (1935028 bytes)

The Persian Gulf

Facebook Page




Please use your "Back" button (top left) to return to the previous page

Copyright © 1998-2015 The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)