A Buddha statue from an important religious site has been returned to Sri Lanka, 100 years after it was gifted to a British man. Members of the Bell family have handed this statue down through the generations after archaeologist and explorer Harry Charles Purvis Bell, known as HCP Bell, was given the statue during a…

A Buddha statue from an fundamental spiritual draw has been returned to Sri Lanka, 100 years after it change into once talented to a British man.

Members of the Bell family include handed this statue down during the generations after archaeologist and explorer Harry Charles Purvis Bell, identified as HCP Bell, change into once given the statue throughout a talk to to a temple in the 19th century, whereas he change into once working in Sri Lanka.

Now HCP Bell’s grandson Reverend Kenneth Bell and his daughter Fiona include travelled from their properties in Overton, Hampshire to method the statue to its dwelling throughout the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

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