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Title: China sackings over ruined ancient Buddhist frescos
Post by: Dharmakara on October 27, 2013, 11:04:03 am
Beijing, China -- Two officials in China have been sacked after unauthorised "restoration" work left centuries-old Buddhist frescos ruined, state media report.

The paintings were inside a 270-year-old temple in the north-eastern province of Liaoning, and dated back to the early period of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

They have been completely painted over with cartoon-like Taoist figures:

(http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/picture/upload/frescos-512x288.jpg)

The case, exposed by a blogger, has drawn widespread condemnation in China.

An official in charge of temple affairs and the head of the cultural heritage monitoring team in the city of Chaoyang, where the temple is located, have been sacked over the affair, the Global Times reported.

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Title: Re: China sackings over ruined ancient Buddhist frescos
Post by: dhammaseeker51 on November 01, 2013, 08:29:57 am
Mmm.
Hardly a sympathetic restoration... ;D

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