Yün-kang caves

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A site in north China near the ancient capital city of Ta-t'ung (modern Shansi Province) where a number of images were carved in rock representing Buddhas andBodhisattvas. Work began shortly after 460, as part of a revitalization of Buddhism after the persecution in North China of 446. Work continued even after the Northern Wei rulers moved the capital to Lo-yang in 493.

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