21 May '11, 8pm

Borobudur: The Oldest Buddhist Temple in the World. #architecture #religion #Buddhism #Indonesia #lp

Borobudur: The Oldest Buddhist Temple in the World. #architecture #religion #Buddhism #Indonesia #lp

Each terrace and wall of this ancient temple is covered with the most amazing intricate bas-relief panels depicting the teachings of Buddha. Concavities containing statues of Buddha are everywhere, and each passage or terrace signifies the many lives and many forms Siddhartha assumed, before achieving Buddha-hood. Of course, while walking around you'll notice that many of the concavities are now empty, or contain decapitated Buddha statues. Why? Because of the outrageous looting that took place several decades ago. Many of these stolen Buddha heads ended up in a wealthy person's homes or in museums around the world, and from what we were told by our guides, the looting continues, but to a lesser degree.

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-borobudur-indon...

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