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Silk Road Art to Come to Los Angeles

The region around Dunhuang, China, is forbidding today, but it once was once part of a busy trade route.  Between the fourth and 14th centuries, it was also a center of devotion. “If you ever have been there, you will not forget it — 500 caves, all painted, with sculptures, and it is an astonishing place of contemplation and of worship,”  said Thomas Gaehtgens of the Getty Research Institute. The so-called Mogao Caves are located 25 kilometers from Dunhuang in...

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