Thursday, 17 July 2008

Earliest Oil Paintings 2

Wall-painting in Bamiyan Caves, AfghanistanBBC News seems to have forgotten its own headline in April of this year: "Oil painting 'originated in East'". I covered its story of 7th-century Buddhist oil-painted murals in the caves of Bamiyan (CLICK). Now it's discovered this story all over again (title link). This time it's more tentative: "Bamiyan's Buddhist art - the world's oldest oil paintings?" Why rehash this story? Auntie now has a video. Pity it's two months late. You can't get the camels nowadays.


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