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"Buddha remains" unveiled in east China temple

2010-06-12 11:03:19 GMT2010-06-12 19:03:19 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

NANJING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Buddhist monks and archaeologists Saturday revealed what they believe to be a part of the skull of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, in east China's Jiangsu Province.

The object, taken out for the first time around 9 a.m. from a miniature gold coffin nestled inside a silver one, was part of Buddha's parietal bone, said Master Chuan Yin, head of the Buddhist Association of China.

He gave no details about the find, which had been enshrined at Qixia Temple in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province.

A press conference on the finding is scheduled to be held by the association Saturday afternoon.

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