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Digitising data on ‘stolen’ Buddhist relics

  1. Context: China is engaged in a major international effort to digitally accumulate information on the priceless cultural treasures of the Buddhist caves in Dunhuang
  2. What? It will digitise the info on the murals, statues and manuscripts that were taken away by Western expeditions
  3. Where? Most of the artworks, controversially removed from the iconic Mogao caves, found their way in the British Museum in London, the National Museum in New Delhi and The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

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