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August 22, 2017

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Bringing back the Buddhas

The New York Times uses the words “regret and hope” to describe Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan at the New York University Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in NYC on until January 6, 2013. Regret, because most of the caves’ statues — a series of carved limestone shrines in northeast China excavated in the sixth century AD –— were permanently vandalized and pillaged two centuries ago. The hope comes from the goals behind this and similar exhibits: to catalogue and photograph whatever may be left of the statues — some originally six-metres tall — and to use new technology to reconstruct the stunning figures using digital 3-D displays and videos for our century to appreciate. Entrance is free. tel: (212) 992-7800; isaw.nyu.edu

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