It’s a Buddha, All Right, But He’s Starved, Smuggled and Possibly Fake

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c. 2007 Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. _ On a September morning in 2005, federal customs inspectors pried open a suspicious wooden crate labeled “decorative items” at the Newark airport and gazed at a gaunt 40-inch stone statue nestled in a bed of Styrofoam packing. The figure in some ways resembled a Buddha, but this […]

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