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SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Bones of the Buddha

  • Aired: 07/23/2013
  • 53:10
  • Expires: 08/06/2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
When colonial estate manager Willie Peppe set his workers digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India in 1898, he had no idea what they’d find. Just over 20 feet down, they made an amazing discovery: a huge stone coffer, containing five reliquary jars, more than 1,000 separate jewels and some ash and bone.
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Historian Charles Allen examines the mystery of bones reputed to be those of the Buddha
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