China recover Buddha heads from thieves

Police on Monday said they have recovered a pair of priceless 1,400-year-old stone Buddha heads from relics thieves in east China’s Shandong Province.

The heads were removed from Buddha statues in a mountain cave in the city of Jinan on Sept. 18. Police arrested two suspects and found the stolen relics in the Shandong home of one of the suspects in October, local officials said.

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Treasure worth $ BILLIONS unearthed in Kerala temple

The most spectacular archaeological find of the 21st century billions in gold and jewels uncovered in the secret sanctums of a centuries-old Indian shrine will soon be revealed to the public.

Last summer, archaeologists opened the underground chambers of the 16th century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, located in Kerala province in southern India. They discovered six chambers, labeling the vaults A through F, with the help of temple priests. What they found was startling, according to initial reports: Sacks of diamonds and gold, coins dating back hundreds of years, crowns and other antique jewelry, precious gemstones wrapped in silk, and so on.

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Asian Art in London, 1-10 November 2012 – A CELEBRATION OF ASIAN ART

From 1st – 10th November Asian Art in London presents the fifteenth year of the celebration of the arts of Asia in the form of selling exhibitions at the galleries of specialist Asian art dealers and auctions at the major salerooms.

The unrivalled expertise and knowledge of the participating dealers will showcase the ancient and modern arts from the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Himalayas and China, to Japan and Korea, while the auction houses offer works of art mainly from China, Japan and Korea. A presentation of imperial ceramics, royal miniature paintings, bronze and stone figurative sculptures, grand and miniature lacquer arts, jade, tiles, jewellery, textiles and furniture, gold and silver and a multiplicity of other materials – all will entice the senses of our visitors from the curious layman to museum curators, igniting their interest in Asian art or encouraging them to add works of art to their collections.

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