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Drought in China revealed 6-year-old Buddhist statue

The strong heat waves that some countries of the world have presented have caused special concern regarding the issue of climate change, since there are territories that have begun to present severe droughts due to high temperatures.

Recently, the Chinese state media Xinhua reported that the low water level of a reef, located on an island in the Yangtze River, uncovered three Buddhist statues that are believed to be approximately 600 years old.

Photograph shows the drought of the Yangtze River in China

The figure found shows three small statues in cavities cut into the rock. One of them represents a monk sitting on a lotus pedestal, while in the two remaining holes two other monks can be seen sitting. Due to its antiquity, experts say it could be from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Through a statement, the Ministry of Water Resources reported on August 24 that the drought in the basin of China’s largest river has fallen to its lowest level in 150 years and is negatively affecting water security. drinking water of the rural population and livestock, as well as the growth of crops.

Buddhist statue found due to drought in China's Yangtze River

China is facing the strongest heat wave in the last six decades, so the government has intensified the use of artificial rains to deal with the drought that has mainly affected central areas of the country.

Residents are concerned about the situation, as the thermometer has never before been above 40 degrees. Some videos were even made viral where you can see people walking in what should be the riverbed.

People walking on what would normally be the bed of the Yangtze River, in Wuhan.

It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time figures with religious art have appeared, as in 2017, a villager in the eastern province of Jiangxi discovered a Buddha head on a cliff. This revelation also arose as a result of a drop in the water level that was caused by the repair of a dam gate.


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