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Maijishan Cave-Temple ComplexChina uses drones to protect ancient grottoes 2019-03-25
LANZHOU, March 25 (Xinhua) -- In an effort to better protect ancient relics remotely located in deep mountains and forests, experts are turning to drones for assistance.The Maijishan grottoes, over 1,600 years old, are carved in the caves of an isolated m

Site of Bashbaliq CityGround Paved with High Standard Lotus Pattern Bricks of Tang Dynasty Discovered on the Site of Bashbaliq City 2018-12-19
On September 13, the largest archaeological excavation onthe Site of BashbaliqCity achieved gratifying results. The relicsunearthed onthe site not only include coins of Kaiyuan Tongbao, eaves tilefragments, and pantile fragments, but also the groundpavedw

Maijishan Cave-Temple ComplexIn pictures:Maijishan Cave-Temple Complex 2018-09-13
TheMaijishanCave-TempleComplex,builtandcarvedfrom mid-5thcenturyto13thcenturyAD,isthesecondlargestBud- dhistCave-TempleComplexinHosiCorridor,secondtoDun- huangMogaoCaves.Itisarepresentativecave-templecomplex ofWesternWeiandNorthernZhoudynastiesanddemonstr

Maijishan Cave-Temple ComplexDamage assessed at Buddhist grottoes in NW China 2017-10-23
Closer view of the Maijishan Grottoes in Northwest China's Gansu province, August 12, 2015 A systematic assessment for damage to caves at Maijishan Grottoes in Northwest China's Gansu province has been conducted as part of restoration work, according to l

Small Wild Goose PagodaThe Night of Small Goose Pagoda 2017-03-07

Site of Qocho CityIn pictures: Cultural Relics of Teter Grotto (Kizil) 2017-02-17
Pictures of Cultural Relics of Teter Grotto (Kizil)

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A Mysterious, Cross-Shaped Structure Is Buried Underground in Russia. It Could Be One of the World's Oldest Churches.

An unknown structure in the northwestern part of the fortress of Naryn-Kala could be one of the world's oldest churches.Credit: MISIS National University of Science and TechnologyUsing a celestial phenomenon, archaeologists are probing a my

Ancient Greek Monuments, Including Acropolis, Threatened by Climate Change

Scientists have recently expressed concern regarding the impact of climate change on ancient Greek monuments, including the Acropolis.The extreme weather phenomena seen in recent years, as well as air pollution and acid rain, have created s

Marble Pyramid Island Uncovered, Revealing Origins of Ancient Greece

The islet ‘mini-mountain’ of Dhaskalio, off the Cycladic island of Keros (Cambridge Keros Project)Archaeologists have found the earliest monumental complex of buildings ever unearthed anywhere in the Greek WorldIt is evidence of a rich cu

Cultural crossroads-Exhibit reveals Tubo's role in Silk Road

A mural in Cave 158 at the Mogao Grottoes from the Tubo period, located in Dunhuang, Gansu province, shows princes of different countries mourning for nirvana of the Buddha.A major exhibition examining the pivotal role played by the Tibetan

Carving out a niche

Visitors look at a replica of the Mogao Grottoes at an exhibition in Shanghai Tower in May 2018. The head of Lanzhou University's Dunhuang studies program has spent years building up a global reference resource for academics.The Mogao Grott