Remains of 'Buddhism founder' unveiled in east China temple

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New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Buddhist monks and archaeologists in China have found what they believe is a part of the skull of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism.

The object, taken out for the first time around 9 a.m. from a miniature gold coffin nestled inside a silver one in east China's Jiangsu Province, reports

Master Chuan Yin, head of the Buddhist Association of China, has said that it was part of Buddha's parietal bone.

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

The association will hold a press conference on the finding on Saturday afternoon. (ANI)

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