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Ajanta Caves
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Ajanta Caves

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: India
Best of: Rock Art, Buddhism
Description:
The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta, considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a considerable artistic influence.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Ajanta Caves", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.