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"Tocharian donors", with light hair and light eye color, dressed in Sassanian style, 6th century CE fresco, Qizil, Tarim Basin.

The Kizil Caves (also romanized Qizil Caves) are a set of 236 Buddhist caves located 75 kilometres northwest of Kucha on the northern bank of the Muzat River in Baicheng County, Xinjiang province, China. The caves are said to be the earliest major Buddhist cave complex in China, with development occurring between the 3rd and 8th centuries. Although the site has been both damaged and looted, at least 1000 square metres of wall paintings - mostly Jataka stories - remain. Download high resolution version (776x603, 549 KB)Fresco from Qizil. ... Download high resolution version (776x603, 549 KB)Fresco from Qizil. ... Tocharian refers to an Indo-European culture that inhabited the Tarim basin in what is now Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwestern Peoples Republic of China. ... Head of king Shapur II (Sasanian dynasty A.D. 4th century). ... Categories: China geography stubs | Geography of China ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Kucha (Modern Chinese Simplified: 库车, Traditional: 庫車, pinyin ku che, also romanized Chiu-tzu, Kiu-che, Kuei-tzu. ... Xinjiang (Chinese: 新疆; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsin1-chiang1; Postal Pinyin: Sinkiang; literal meaning: New Frontier; Uyghur: ), full name Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... For other province-level divisions, see Political divisions of China. ... (2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century - other centuries) Events The Sassanid dynasty of Persia launches a war to reconquer lost lands in the Roman east. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... The Jataka stories are a significant body of works about the previous lives of Gautama Buddha. ...

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A Closer Look - Cave as Canvas: Hidden Images of Worship along the ancient Silk Routes (455 words)
Thus, the artistic achievements of Qizil exude an air of the cosmopolitanism that pervades the decoration in the Buddhist cave temples of Qizil.
In the front chamber, a three-dimensional image of Buddha, housed in a large niche, usually serves as the focus of the interior.
Throughout, the ancient Kuchean artists favored a blue and green palette that is characteristic of the wall paintings of Qizil.
O`zbekiston Respublikasi «Qizil kitobi» ning zarurligi (674 words)
Yangi «Qizil kitob» (2003) birinchi bor davlat tilida yozilgan bo`lib, ikkinchi tomida sut emizuvchilarning 23 turi, qushlarning 48 turi, sudralib yuruvchilarning 16 turi, balig`larning 17 turi, xalqasimon chuvalchanglarning 3 turi, molluskalarning 14 turi va bo`g`imoyoqlilarning 61 turi kiritildi.
O`zbekiston Respublikasi «Qizil kitob»ida o`simlik va hayvonot turi, oilasi, avlodi, turkumi tartibida alfavit bo`yicha ro`yxatga olingan va har bir o`simlik ko`rgazmali tarzda suratlari keltirilgan.
«Qizil kitob» muhofaza choralarini kuchaytirish, qo`riqxona va buyurtma hududlarini kengaytirish, yovvoyi o`simliklar bilan savdo-sotiqni tartibga solishda litsenziyalar tizimini joriy qilish kabi bir talay muhim tadbirlarni kun tartibiga qo`yadi.
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