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Ajanta Caves
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 2-1st cent.BC
Date of Inscription: 1986
Location: Asia, India, Maharashtra State, Aurangabad District , Soyagon Taluka, Lenapur Village
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Description: In the Ajanta Caves, the first Buddhist cave monuments date back to the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. In the 5th-6th centuries A.D., during the Gupta period, countless more ornately decorated caves enhanced the original group. Ajanta’s paintings and sculptures, deemed masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a significant artistic influence. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the second century BCE, containing paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both "Buddhist religious art" and "universal pictorial art". The caves are located just outside the village of Ajinṭhā in Aurangabad District in the Indian state of Maharashtra (N. lat. 20 deg. 30' by E. long. 75 deg. 40'). Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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