Dunhuang Art Exhibition at National Art Museum

2008-01-22 06:02:51 Xinhua English

(Xinhua Photo)

(Xinhua Photo)

(Xinhua Photo)

Dunhuang Art Exhibition was held at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 22, 2008.

The exhibition was kicked off Tuesday, with 120 pieces of copies of Mokao Grottoes murals and ten pieces of unearthed cultural relics on display. The Mokao Grottoes, 25 km southeast of the town of Dunhuang, are the most famous of the many religious shrines built around A.D. 366. They consist of 492 caves carved in the steep face of a cliff between Sanwei and Mingsha mountains.