A massive statue of Buddah - minus its head - has been found propping up an apartment block in China.
According to reports, many residents of the building were completely unaware it was there -only when some vegetation was cleared was the the 'one-thousand-year-old' statue revealed.
The huge Buddah, standing at nine metres high, was uncovered at the residential building in Chongqing.
Incredible images show the scale of the humungous statue, which is tucked away underneath one building and partially hidden by another.
The statue doesn't have a head, is in a sitting position and has two hands on its abdomen.
One of its feet is also very badly damaged.
Speaking to shine.cn, one resident said: "The statue was here when I was young.
"There was a head on it but was later damaged."
Another resident said there was a temple in the area 'many years ago', but that was demolished when they started building residential complexes in the 1980s.
The resident added: "I heard the Buddah statue was built nearly a thousand years ago."
The local authority of cultural relics has launched an investigation.
Earlier this year, archaeologists in Egypt made an incredible discovery of 13 wooden coffins that haven't been opened in 2,500 years.
The find was made in Saqqara - aound 30km outside of Cario - and while thousands of sarcophagi have been found in the past, none have been fully and completely sealed in the same way as these 13 coffins.
Some even had the original paint intact on the wooden caskets.
Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said the coffins were found stacked on top of each other and were discovered 11 metres underground.
Khaled Al-Anani, the minister of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, wrote on Twitter: "[It's] an indescribable feeling when you witness a new archaeological discovery."
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