Buddha Art Found in Caves

A team of researchers have found some impressive new Buddha art in a cave in Nepal. There are 55 panels depicting the life of Buddha and they date back to around the 12th century.

They were found with the help of a sheep herder from the region. He was taking shelter from the rain several years ago and saw the paintings.

buddha paintings found

‘Stunning’ Nepal Buddha art find
“The team has refused to divulge the exact location of the caves to prevent the possibility of visitors disturbing the centuries-old art. Mr Coburn said that there were other mounds which may hide further treasures.
He said the artifacts had remained unpillaged partly because the area north of Mount Annapurna has, until recently, been inaccessible.”

Here’s some famous Buddha quotes from the man himself..

  • Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
  • Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
  • To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
  • There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
  • To utter pleasant words without practicing them, is like a fine flower without fragrance.
  • Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. early graffiti :) that is just amazing, what a find!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yeah, I wonder if Banksy will be written about in a few hundred years in the same way.

    I often think about how things will be viewed in 500, 1000, or a couple thousand years (assuming we don’t kill our earth of course). Like, what will future generations think of art and culture right now?

    I probably think too much!

  3. It’s amazing what new treasures they discover every day. Just when you think you know everything there is to know about something, they dig up some object that makes you question whether you ever really know anything about it at all.

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