Saturday, June 28, 2014

A cave temple

This is a recreation with whatever is left, a reconstruction of a cave temple and is in the Berlin Dahlem museum. If one were to go to some of these areas in China, one would find the caves devoid of their original contents. One would see the cut on the walls, perfect in size, the size of shipping crates where the work of German explorers cut out from the walls the glorious cave paintings to be hauled back to Berlin. But even in Berlin these are all that remains, the rest of the loot was destroyed by Allied bombing during the second world war. But if they were left, the intolerant locals would have destroyed them, this is still an area of predominantly Muslims.

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