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The discovery in 1996 of a hoard of Buddhist stone statues that had lain buried since the twelfth century at the site of the Longxing Temple in Qingzhou, Shandong Province, was of immense significance for research into the history of Buddhism in China and its visual arts. The first showing of these sculptures in Beijing in 1999 caused considerable excitement. Over 400 statues were unearthed, the majority sculpted in limestone. Unique archaeological treasures, they reveal the outstanding achievements of stone carvers in China in the sixth century. More than 100 sculptures from the find were pieced together and cleaned. This book illustrates the most important of these. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, ‘return of the Buddha’ examines the statues with particular reference to the new insights they offer into the nature and traditions of Buddhist Art.