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The story…

 

There is a story going on here, and it extends around the entire temple at Borobudur.  What is most fascinating is that the reliefs shown above are incredibly well rendered and seem to include characters from global cultures.  There are Europeans, Classical Greeks, Chinese, African, and Indonesian characters, all carved into rocks that are well over one thousand years old.  They all reflect the story of Buddha, his birth, life, and transcendence.

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2 responses

  1. WOW…

    October 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

  2. such detail went into building/carving this, truely amazing

    October 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

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