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Buddhist cliff carvings found in Hebei

From:Xinhua Net NetWriter:Date:2018-11-29

A group of Buddhist cliff carvings created during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) have been found in north China's Hebei Province.

The carvings were found near Shuangyuquan Village in the city of Wu'an. The village is tucked away in the mountains and is sparsely populated. The carvings were discovered on a smooth, 2-meter-tall, 2.4-meter-wide rock wall, where there were four niches.

Local archaeologists believe the carvings were made during the early years of the Tang Dynasty based on the style and craftsmanship.

The carvings are of high historical, artistic and scientific value, and the findings will provide new materials for research on the history of Buddhism in the southern areas of Hebei, archaeologists in Wu'an said.