A 2000 Year Old Ancient Mirror Reflects "Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara" (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Jinling Evening Paper reported on September 7 2002 that an ancient mirror made two thousand years ago during the West Han Dynasty intrigued many people. The experts at Nanjing City Museum said they couldn't explain the phenomenon.
|The mirror reflects a statue of "Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara" (Guan Yin in Chinese) in the light.||The surface of the ancient mirror is smooth and flat.|
One expert said he read the report the day the newspaper printed it. He felt very odd and suspected if it was really reflecting a statue of Guan Yin.
The expert continued and said that West Han Dynasty (2000 years ago) didn't have the technology to make such mirror that can reflect a statue Guan Yin. The technology was not possible in that time period that could embed the image of the statue in a mirror and still show no sign of it on the surface. Why could this mirror do so? The expert explained that it was probably because the mirror was buried underground for a long time and the chemicals in the earth eroded the mirror. If so, this will be a natural phenomenon. When the reporter of Jingling Evening Paper went to the collector again to confirm the explanation, what he saw was different from the expert's explanations. So as of now, the life story of the ancient mirror is still a mystery.