In what could be an enormously significant finding for Buddhists around the world, archaeologists in China have unearthed an ancient ceramic box containing cremated human remains, which carries an inscription saying they belong to Buddha, also known as Siddh?rtha Gautama.
After his death, Buddha's cremation relics are said to have been divided amongst 8 royal families and his disciples.
The ceramic box containing human remains believed to belong to Buddha.
Credit: Chinese Cultural Relics
According to Live Science, archaeologists identified cremated human remains inside the ancient ceramic box, and while it is impossible to say with certainty whether they are indeed the remains of Siddh?rtha Gautama, the 1,000-year-old inscription certainly suggests this is the case.