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9 notesReblog avdeeezyk:

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia

A 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument.

avdeeezyk:

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia

A 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument.

26 notesReblog omgthatartifact:

Demons on an Elephant with Nan Brah Dharani, the Earth Goddess, Wringing Water from Her Hair
Cambodia, Late 12th-early 13th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatartifact:

Demons on an Elephant with Nan Brah Dharani, the Earth Goddess, Wringing Water from Her Hair

Cambodia, Late 12th-early 13th century

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

13 notesReblog 18 m tall Garuda statue in Bali Indonesia.

18 m tall Garuda statue in Bali Indonesia.

crystalbluepersuasion:

terrestrial-noesis:

Ajanta Caves, India

These caves date back as early as 200 BC, and are known for their beautiful stonework, paintings, and architecture.  It is said that they were abandoned in the 7th century AD when Buddhism began declining all over India.  The caves are some of the oldest known Buddhist temples and shrines and are still considered sacred.  All interior spaces and architectural design, as well as statues and stonework on the walls were created by chiseling away at and removing rock from the mountainside.  Engineers today have no explanation as to how it was cut from the 70 foot high granite cliff over 2000 years ago. 

More info on the Wiki site….amazing.


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25 notesReblog vacilandoelmundo:

Taung Kalat, Myanmar
A Buddhist monastery.

vacilandoelmundo:

Taung Kalat, Myanmar

A Buddhist monastery.

360 notesReblog amazingasia:

Wat Rong Khun— Chiang Rai, Thailand Amazing Asia

Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น) is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1997,finished in 2008.

amazingasia:

Wat Rong Khun— Chiang Rai, Thailand

Amazing Asia

Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น) is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1997,finished in 2008.

143 notesReblog theancientworld:

Buddha, Northwest India or Pakistan, Kushan Period, 2nd-3rd century
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Located in the Art before 1300 Gallery

theancientworld:

Buddha, Northwest India or Pakistan, Kushan Period, 2nd-3rd century

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Located in the Art before 1300 Gallery

331 notesReblog asianarthistory:

Sculpture of Tara (Tibetan female counterpart of Chenrizig, the Tibetan name for Avelokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion )
Tibeto-Chinese in style. 

asianarthistory:

Sculpture of Tara (Tibetan female counterpart of Chenrizig, the Tibetan name for Avelokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion )

Tibeto-Chinese in style. 

13 notesReblog bizibee:

Namdroling Golden Temple by avinashbhat

In Bylakuppe India, site of two adjacent Tibetan refugee settlements, as well as a number of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

bizibee:

Namdroling Golden Temple by avinashbhat

In Bylakuppe India, site of two adjacent Tibetan refugee settlements, as well as a number of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

215 notesReblog jtotheizzoe:

History is a Click Away - 23 Historic Manuscripts Available Online
Like Mozart’s composition notebook above, The Atlantic looks at 23 rare and beautiful texts available for you to peruse online.
(via The Atlantic)

I just can’t resist listing some of them:
Motzart’s Notebook
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notes
The Notes of William Blake
The only surviving piece of the earliest draft of the Declaration of Independence
The final draft, handwritten by Thomas Jefferson
The earliest edition of Alice’s Adventures Underground
De Humani Corporis Fabrica of 1543, an influential book in early Western medicine
Jane Austin’s History of England, written as a parody when she was 15
The still-undeciphered 15th century Voynich Manuscript
The 125 BC Dead Sea Scrolls
A 10th century edition of The Iliad
The Magna Carta
Sultan Baybar’s early 14th century Koran, written in gold
The Hebrew Bible in Lisbon of 1482
The 15th century Gutenberg Bible
The Diamond Sutra,  the world’s earliest, dated, printed book, dating to 868 AD
A 17th century copy of the Ethiopic Bible
The 7th century Lindisfarne Gospels.
A 15th century edition of The Canterbury Tales
The earliest quarto of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Just amazing…

jtotheizzoe:

History is a Click Away - 23 Historic Manuscripts Available Online

Like Mozart’s composition notebook above, The Atlantic looks at 23 rare and beautiful texts available for you to peruse online.

(via The Atlantic)

I just can’t resist listing some of them:

Motzart’s Notebook

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notes

The Notes of William Blake

The only surviving piece of the earliest draft of the Declaration of Independence

The final draft, handwritten by Thomas Jefferson

The earliest edition of Alice’s Adventures Underground

De Humani Corporis Fabrica of 1543, an influential book in early Western medicine

Jane Austin’s History of England, written as a parody when she was 15

The still-undeciphered 15th century Voynich Manuscript

The 125 BC Dead Sea Scrolls

A 10th century edition of The Iliad

The Magna Carta

Sultan Baybar’s early 14th century Koran, written in gold

The Hebrew Bible in Lisbon of 1482

The 15th century Gutenberg Bible

The Diamond Sutra, the world’s earliest, dated, printed book, dating to 868 AD

A 17th century copy of the Ethiopic Bible

The 7th century Lindisfarne Gospels.

A 15th century edition of The Canterbury Tales

The earliest quarto of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Just amazing…

5 notesReblog Statue of “Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kuan-Yin) Performing a Miracle”  in: Mueang Boran (Ancient City), Bangkok Thailand.

Statue of “Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kuan-Yin) Performing a Miracle” in: Mueang Boran (Ancient City), Bangkok Thailand.

43 notesReblog Buddhist stone carvings at Ili River, Kazakhstan.

Buddhist stone carvings at Ili River, Kazakhstan.

32 notesReblog travelfiend:

flooded Lokayasuttharam Buddhist temple, Thailand

travelfiend:

flooded Lokayasuttharam Buddhist temple, Thailand

189 notesReblog (via crystalbluepersuasion, ninjatottori)

(via crystalbluepersuasion, ninjatottori)

45 notesReblog The creation of a Buddhist sand mandala, Bhutan.

The creation of a Buddhist sand mandala, Bhutan.