Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cave 26 of Ajanta Caves

Cave 26, Ajanta caves, originally uploaded by Guistaff.

The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta (India) date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta Dynasty period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.) many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group of caves. The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta, considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a considerable artistic influence throughout the world.

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