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Caves “dating from the 5th to the 9th centuries”
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)
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)