Sat Jul 15 04:24:49 UTC 2017
The Ajanta Caves are 29 rock-cut extensively decorated Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves were designated as a UNESCO World Hertitage Site in 1983. These caves are excavated in a horse–shoe shaped bend of rock surface nearly 76 m (249 ft) in height. The caves, known for its murals, are the finest surviving examples of Indian art, specifically painting. ***When you look at these carvings and murals, you'd be blown away by the different colors used in the paintings and the lines and shapes of the carvings. You'd wonder what materials they used that preserved these paintings for thousands of years. How did they manage to be so accurate in producing these colors? And the symmetry and geometry of these carvings are impressive. The artists (monks) are just remarkable.
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