World's first oil paintings in Afghan caves: expert « RAWA News
AFP: Forget Renaissance Europe. The world\'s first oil paintings go back nearly 14 centuries to murals in Afghanistan\'s Bamiyan caves, a Japanese researcher says. Buddhist images painted in the central Afghan region, dated to around 650 AD, are the earliest examples of oil used in art history, says Yoko Taniguchi, an expert at Japan\'s National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.
Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. History Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans…
History of science and technology in the Indian subcontinent
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