China to restore eaves to ancient Buddhist grottoes
Published on May 10th, 2011 | by Admin1
The restoration is to take two years and cost roughly around 50 million yuan (USD 7.69 million), said Zhang Zhuo, head of Yungang Grottoes Research Institute.
He said the grottoes are facing serious threat of erosion as most of the original protective eaves have been damaged over time.
Engineers will first work on six most-damaged grotto caves, where some of the grotto columns are likely to collapse, he said.
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