It was just supposed to be a standard hydro renovation project. But they did not expect a mysterious centuries old Buddha statute to emerge as the water in the reservoir dropped.
According to Xinhua News it was at the Hongmen Reservoir in Nancheng County where the Buddha was revealed after workers partially drained water levels in the reservoir by ten feet.
From the statute’s head Chinese archaeologists believe it is from the Ming Dynasty 400-600 years ago.
This wonderful statue just goes to show that there are many, many more amazing things left in this world to discover – or in this case – to rediscover.