Subashi Temple

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Subashi Buddhist Temple Ruins - East Area
Subashi Buddhist Temple Ruins - West Area

The Subashi Temple is a ruined Buddhist temple near Kucha in the Taklamakan Desert, on the ancient Silk Road, in Xinjiang, China. The city was partly excavated by the Japanese archaeologist Count Otani.

A sarira, a Buddhist relic box of the 6th-7th century, discovered in Subashi shows Central Asian men in long tunics, reminiscent of other friezes which have been called Tocharian.

The "Witch of Subashi" is another famous archaeological artifact, the mummy of a woman with a huge pointed hat, thought to be a representative of early Caucasian populations who lived in the region around the beginning of our era.

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Coordinates: 41°51′21″N 83°02′49″E / 41.85583°N 83.04694°E / 41.85583; 83.04694