Friday, October 12, 2007

Early Chinese Artifacts

Han Dynasty Chinese Coin

The 1492 The Year China Discovered the World Website features an interactive map showing where throughout the world early Chinese artifacts have been found. The following entry describes Buddhist relics found in British Columbia.

An article from ‘The Daily Colonist’, Victoria, BC, Thursday August 31st, 1933 describes a Buddhist relic found in Northern British Columbia, and now in the possession of John Forsythe. The Chinese talisman dating back to 200 BC was found in an oriental jar with other early Buddhist relics, entwined in the roots of an uprooted tree several centuries old. (Lester Lee)

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