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Mogao Caves

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Yifei Wu
Contributors: Gabriel Mckee
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Last modified May 25, 2023 12:00 PM History
Buddhist cave monastery complex in the cliffs above the Dachuan River near the Dunhaung Oasis, constructed in 366 CE and in use until the 14th Century CE. The caves contain thousands of murals and painted sculptures, and thousands of manuscripts in Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Sogdian, Sanskrit, and Khotanese were stored in the so-called "Library Cave." The Mogao Caves were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1987.

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Yifei Wu, and Gabriel Mckee, 'Mogao Caves: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 06 June 2023]

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