Footprint, ancient rock art, stone Buddha statues discovered in Kyunhla Township

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Photo shows the Buddha’s footprint that was discovered near the Htanpingon Village in Kyunhla Township on 23 May 2020.  Photo: Myo Win Nyo (Kyunhla)

Buddha footprint, ancient rock art, ancient stone statues have been discovered a mile away from the southeast of Htanpingon Village of Kyunhla Township in Kantbalu District of Sagaing Region.

While a grower from Htanpingon Village was cleaning up the farm, Buddha footprint, stone Buddha statues, pots, bells and rock arts have been found on 23 May.

A team led by officer U Zaw Lin of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Sagaing) under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has been conducting discovery tours from 1 July. The Buddha footprint has been conserved at what researchers consider to be a Konbaung dynasty, a resident monk of Arthawkayanthi Monastery.

The boards of pagoda trustees, the village head and local people are planning to conserve them. The statues, bells and rock arts have been kept at the monastery.— Myo Win Nyo (Kyunhla) (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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