Myanmar Buddhist Antiques to Be Showcased in South China

created: 2011-10-17

Xinhua, October 14, 2011  
More than 80 pieces of Buddhist antiques from Myanmar have been shipped to the southern autonomous region of Guangxi for an exhibition which will start next week, authorities said on Thursday.
The antiques, including Buddhist statues and supplies made from different materials, date back to the 9th century, said Aye Aye Tinn, curator of the Myanmar National Museum, adding that it is the first time for those objects to be exhibited in a foreign country.
The three-month exhibition will open in the Guangxi Museum of Nationalities in Nanning, the regional capital, on Oct. 18.
Myanmar has a Buddhist history of over 2,500 years, and about 89 percent of its people are Buddhists.

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