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Title Altbuddhistische Kultstätten in Chinesisch-Turkistan
English Title Ancient Buddhist Temples in Chinese Turkistan
Subtitle Bericht über Archäologische Arbeiten von 1906 bis 1907 bei Kuča, Qarašahr und in der Oase Turfan
English Subtitle Report on Archaeological Works of 1906 to 1907 at Kucha, Karashahr and in the Turfan Oasis
Description A study report on the third Central Asian expedition (January 1906-April 1907) led by Grünwedel. Records the results of archaeological studies carried out on the western region's northern route. There are six principal study areas, Kumtura near Kucha, Kizil, Kirisch, Shorchuk in the southwest of Karashahr, Bezeklik to the north of Turfan, and Toyuk-Mazar. The report contains particularly detailed descriptions of the Kizil Caves and the Bezeklik Caves. In particular, Grünwedel’s detailed partial sketches of the Wall paintings in the Kizil Caves are extremely accurate, and are very valuable resource for iconography research.
Year of Publication 1912
Location of Publication Germany / Berlin
Volume Information 1 Volume
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Title Altbuddhistische Kultstätten in Chinesisch-Turkistan
English Title Ancient Buddhist Temples in Chinese Turkistan
Subtitle Bericht über archäologische Arbeiten von 1906 bis 1907 bei Kuča, Qarašahr und in der Oase Turfan
English Subtitle Report on Archaeological Works of 1906 to 1907 at Kucha, Karashahr and in the Turfan Oasis
Volume vol.1
Author A. Grünwedel
Description A study report on the third Central Asian expedition (January 1906-April 1907) led by Grünwedel. Records the results of archaeological studies carried out on the western region's northern route. There are six principal study areas, Kumtura near Kucha, Kizil, Kirisch, Shorchuk in the southwest of Karashahr, Bezeklik to the north of Turfan, and Toyuk-Mazar. The report contains particularly detailed descriptions of the Kizil Caves and the Bezeklik grottoes. In particular, Grünwedel’s detailed partial sketches of the wall paintings in the Kizil Caves are extremely accurate, and are very valuable resource for iconography research.
Year of Publication 1912
Measurements (cm) 35x27