May 07, 2007

12th century Buddha paintings - Nepal

WOW!! ..Looks amazing....

"The 12th-century paintings — a large central mural flanked by smaller panels — were found last month in a partly collapsed cave in Mustang, a kingdom long forbidden to foreigners in the high Himalayas, 150 miles north-west of Kathmandu. "Finding the cave was almost like a miracle," said Italian art conservator Luigi Fieni, a member of the team of Italian, American and Nepalese art conservators, conservation architects and archaeologists. They used ice axes to cut their way to the cave, at 3,400 metres. "

No comments: