November 19, 2005

Chola Murals in Thanjavur Temple

Chola murals, which remained hidden for three centuries, can now be viewed at the Big temple in Thanjavar.

Painted on the inner walls of the sanctum sanctorum, the murals, which are at least 1,000 years old, could not be seen because Nayakar paintings were mounted on them about three centuries ago.

Technology lends the helping hand in preserving both the older chola murals & the latter Nayakar paintings.

The Hindu reports that The Archaeological Survey of India digitally documented the Chola murals and mounted them on fibre panels.

BTW, this is World Heritage Week ! Letz see what the ASI is doing abt it.

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