Found: A 400 Year Old Buddha Statue, Hidden Under A Manmade Lake

Chinese archaeologists are trying to solve the mystery of a long-lost Buddha statue which appeared from a lake after the water level lowered dramatically.

The stone relic, found in Nancheng County in Fuzhou, could date as far as the 14th century, according to state media Xinhua News Agency.

The holy figure was discovered at the end of last year when a few villagers saw its head emerging from the surface of the water in the lake in Fujian Province.

Forgotten by time: A long-lost Buddha appeared from under a lake in south-east China after the water level lowered 

Forgotten by time: A long-lost Buddha appeared from under a lake in south-east China after the water level lowered

Incredible discovery: The stone relic could date as far as the 14th century and was carved on a cliff face

Incredible discovery: The stone relic could date as far as the 14th century and was carved on a cliff face

Long-lost treasure: The Buddha was discovered when villages of Nancheng County saw its head emerging from the water



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