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The Dunhuang Murals (2nd series)

Housing more than 50,000 square meters of gorgeous murals, the Buddhist caves in Dunhuang are a rare gem in the world's history of art. ... Some murals are covered with row after row of small images of Buddha. The most important of these is the Mogao Caves which is located 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Dunhuang. There are 735 caves in Mogao, and the caves in Mogao are particularly noted for their Buddhist art  as well as the hoard of manuscripts, the Dunhuang manuscripts, found hidden in a sealed-up cave. Many of these caves were covered with murals and contain many Buddhist statues.

Issued Country China
Issued Year 25.05.1988
Category World Heritage Buddhist Arts
Type First Day Cover
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