"Bones of the Buddha" Film: King Ashoka and Buddha's Relics

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Post by mettafuture » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:15 pm

I just watched it. It was really fascinating. Thank you.

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Post by Digger » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:22 pm

I saw it on TV a few days ago. Very interesting. Definitely worth watching.
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Post by lyndon taylor » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:34 pm

I'm waiting for the DNA test of the Buddhas bones to see if hes related to the bones they dug up at Jesus's tomb in Jerusalem :jumping:
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Re: "Bones of the Buddha" Film: King Ashoka and Buddha's Rel

Post by Digger » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:22 pm

I'm not saying that the bone fragments were definitely the Buddhas (might have been but who knows). The show was interesting from a historical perspective and to see the location now. There was a lot of hand crafted jewelery and ornaments uncovered that was maybe from the Buddhas time or maybe Asokas time. Just to see a time capsule opened from several thousand years ago was interesting to me. Who knows, it could have been a fraud (one of the gentlemen from the time the original dig was made was known to be a bit shady). Watch for yourself and see what you think.
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