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  • Early Buddhist Sculpture
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  • The Caves of Yungang Located in the Shanxi Province of China Represent early Buddhist art in China. Carved 1500 years ago http://www.hillmanwonders.com/china/yungang.htm http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/43602.htm
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  • Who built the caves? Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) Under Guidance of monk Tan Yao 453-493 http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Dynasty/dynasty-Three-Kingdoms.html
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  • The Caves of Yungang Yungang consists of: 53 caves And over 51,000 carvings depicting Buddha and his life http://www.china.org.cn/english/kuaixun/75235.htm
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  • Group #1 Caves #1-4 Cave #3 http://www.travelchinaguide.com/pict ure/shanxi/datong/yungang_grottoes/ 0023394.htm
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  • Group #2 Caves #5-13 Links Cave#5 http://www.chinavr.net/shanxi/datong/ygsk_e. htm Picture: http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/datong/YUNGAN G11.htm cave 13
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  • Yungang Caves Entrance to Cave 7 http://www.travelchinaguide.com/picture/shanxi/datong/yungang_grottoes/0023428.htm
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  • Group #3 Caves #14-53 Caves numbering 16 to Cave 20 are the oldest in this complexes and each one symbolizes an emperor from the Northern Wei Dynasty Emperor is the Buddha Caves #21 and up were built later on and not as impressive.
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  • Cave #20 ( Sakyamuni) http://www.travelchinaguide.com/picture/shanxi/datong/yungang_grottoes/0023537.htm
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  • Longmen Caves 100,000 images of Buddha 2345 caves Created during the Northern Wei and Tang dynasties http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?method=4&dsname=Wikipedia+Images&dekey=Longmen-grottoes-longmen-mountain-from-a-distance.jpg&gwp=8
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  • Where are they? http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/henan/ http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/henan/luoyang/
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  • Why were they Created? The northern Wei Dynasty changed capitals from Datong to Luoyang. The Buddhists needed a closer place to worship. http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/henan/luoyang/longmen.htm
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  • Fengxian Temple The core of the longmen caves 672-675 Also called the eastern Mona Lisa or the Mother of China http://www.travelchinaguide.com/picture/henan/luoyang/longmen_grottoes/0005711.htm
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  • Middle Binyang Cave Constructed during Northern Wei Dynasty Constructed from 500- 523 http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=7ra9xvez8ni1?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Middle+Binyang+Cave&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02a
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  • Lianhua Cave (Lotus Cave) Construction started around 527 The Buddha at the center of the cave measures 15ft http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/henan/luoyang/longmen.htm
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  • References http://www.chinaetravel.com/attraction/att25a.html http://www.hillmanwonders.com/china/yungang.htm http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shanxi/datong/yungang_ grottoes.htmhttp://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shanxi/datong/yungang_ grottoes.htm http://www.china.org.cn/english/kuaixun/75235.htm http://www.chinavr.net/shanxi/datong/ygsk_e.htm http://www.chinaknowledge.de/Art/Grottoes/grottoes.html http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/henan/luoyang/longmen. htmhttp://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/henan/luoyang/longmen. htm