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Rock art at the cave of a thousand Buddhas, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Tan, Noel Hidalgo


The rock art of the Pak Ou Caves in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR has been known for over 20 years, but to date a complete record of the site has not been made. This paper presents an inventory of the rock art found at site also known as the Cave of a Thousand Buddhas. Over 50 rock art elements, mostly paintings, have been found in the upper cave and on the cliff face overlooking the junction of the Mekong and Ou Rivers. The oldest red paintings depict domesticated buffalo, human figures and hand...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeological Research in Asia
DOI: 10.1016/j.ara.2018.01.001


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