Buddha Gilt bronze Buddha statue dated by an inscription on the base to 338 CE. This is the earliest known dated Buddha image made in China and, according to the museum, appears in almost every major publication on early Chinese Buddhist sculpture.
Scientists shocked to find mummified monk inside Buddha statue. The mummified buddhist is believed to be a Chinese master Liuquan, of the Chinese Meditation School who died around 1100 AD. Statue (L), CT scan (R).