Reblogged from Barb Taub:
At an ancient temple site I overheard a father telling his child, “It’s more than a thousand years old.” The child was skeptical. “Is that more than nineteen?” [All images unless otherwise credited: ©Janine Smith & Jayalakshmy Ayyer, 2020]
I agree with the kid. As an American, our country isn’t 250 years old yet. Sure there are some Viking graves, cave paintings, and native peoples whose traditions extend for centuries earlier. But for the most part, we rarely encounter anything over a century.
But India, where I’m traveling, isn’t like that. In my annual trips over the past six years, the India I’ve visited has been flinging itself into the future of technical innovation. It’s also been working to preserve a past that includes some of the world’s oldest known civilizations.
On this current trip, we’ve seen stunningly sophisticated sites with art and architecture created over five millennia ago.
Old or new? 1500+ year old Cave Temple with VW prototype? [Cave Temple #16 at Ellora, UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India.]
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