TALK by Eileen Deeley | Secrets of the Mogao caves
here's one way to start your weekend... with some history and culture of world's wonders. Today Protected content have survived housing over 2,000 statues and 45,000 square metres of mural paintings. Ms. Eileen Deeley who has been visiting the Mogao Caves since the Protected content is a passionate student of Dunhuang art. Her talk will discuss the historical significance of Dunhuang’s role on the Silk Road, and in particular, a selection of the most outstanding Mogao Caves, their amazing architecture, magnificent mural paintings and superb sculptures.
Mogao, the cave-temples near the town of Dunhuang situated at the edge of the Gobi desert, in the west of China’s Gansu province, form what is arguably the world's most extraordinary gallery of Buddhist art: hewn from the living rock, honeycombing the 1,600m cliff face of the Mingsha Mountains, their magnificent mural paintings and stucco sculptures were not collected from distant sources but created in situ over a period of nearly a thousand years, from the 4th to the 14th centuries. Hidden from view for centuries, an accidental discovery at the beginning of the 20th century, unveil the Mogao Caves as the world’s richest treasure-trove of Buddhist art reflecting influences from China, Central Asia, India, Persia, and Europe.
OPTION 12:12 lunch at May Veggie Home, the restaurant near by offers both Thai and Western cuisine as well as fresh juices and coconut ice-cream
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