Preserving the ancient splendor of Dunhuang

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2016/7/6 17:52:53

              Mural images


              Preserving history

A behind-the-scenes look at the efforts to preserve the 1,000-year-old Mogao Caves
For Months, 29-year-old Yang Jinli has been focusing on repairing the mural on the wall of Cave 130, the second biggest cave among Dunhuang, Gansu Province's Mogao Caves.
Repairers restore the wall paintings in Mogao Grottoes
Repairers restore the wall paintings in 27-meters-high Cave 130, the second biggest cave among Mogao Grottoes's 735 caves.

              Virtual Mogao

Bringing the Mogao Caves into the virtual world
The digital version of Mogao Caves, e-dunhuang.com, became an almost immediate hit in the field of cultural relic preservation after it officially went online in May. Through the site, anyone from around the world can view 360 degree panoramas of the caves as they virtually navigate around in high resolution without actually setting foot in the caves.
Renowned Buddhist grottoes offer VR trips
Dunhuang Caves in northwest China on Friday began offering a different way for people to experience the Buddhist grottoes: a digital world of tourism, high-definition pictures and virtual reality (VR).
Digital archive to be created for ancient sculpture grottoes
Chinese researchers are taking digital inventory of a collection of ancient sculptures and artwork at the Maijishan Grottoes in northwest China's Gansu Province, local relics protection authorities said.

              Dunhuang goes global

Exhibition of renowned Buddhist grottoes' cave art opens in Los Angeles    2016/6/28 17:30:33

An exhibition on Buddhist art at the world-renowned Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes in Northwest China opened to public on Saturday in Los Angeles.

First coloring book of Dunhuang frescoes hits bookstands    2016/5/18 19:13:01

The three-volume series Coloring for Dunhuang Frescoes, the first official coloring book produced by the Dunhuang Academy China, debuted in bookstores on Friday.

Exhibition "Cave Temples of Dunhuang" opens to public in US    2016/5/8 9:53:41

Photo taken on May 6, 2016 shows the "Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road" exhibition at Getty Center in Los Angeles,US.

              Related stories

Treasures of the Chinese Silk Road    2016/6/24 15:44:11

The Silk Road is a series of ancient trade routes that links East and West. It began during the Han Dynasty more than 2,200 years ago, and stretches over 10,000 kilometers across more than a dozen countries.

World heritage Mogao Grottoes receives record visitors    2015/10/9 17:19:11

The Mogao Grottoes, a world heritage site in northwest China's Gansu province, received a record one million visitors so far this year.

              Where to learn more

Dunhuang Research Academy

International Dunhuang Project

China Dunhuang Grottoes Conservation Research Foundation

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