Talk:Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

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Caves “dating from the 5th to the 9th centuries”[edit]

This makes no sense. How can caves (a natural geological feature) exist between 5th and 9th centuries? Surely the caves must have been there for millions of years - and unless someone methodically filled them in, they must still be there?!?

I assume the art was created between the 5th and 9th centuries – or the caves were dug out by people after 400 AD, only to collapse half a millennium later :) Wikipeditor 01:27, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Facial vandalism[edit]

Anyone have any idea as to why the faces particularly have been wiped out? I did read somewhere that it may have been state vandalism to hide the European origins of some of the fresco characters/natives (as pertains to the Uyghur problem in China).Twobells (talk) 19:54, 5 July 2011 (UTC)