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Various technologies have been adopted to digitize the 1,500-year-old Yungang Grottoes in Datong, north China’s Shanxi Province, to permanently preserve the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Source: Digital technologies used to rebuild 1,500-year-old grottoes in virtual world
Cultural heritage keeps people together and reminds them that, in spite of times such as the COVID-19 pandemic, traditions and values are passed from one generation to the next.
Source: From virtual tours to relics’ rescue
The National Cultural Heritage Administration and Ministry of Culture and Tourism jointly released an announcement last week demanding administrations of all ancient grotto temple sites across the country to set caps on the number of daily visits to ensure longevity of such cultural heritage and the safety of tourists.
Source: Caps on number of visitors to be implemented at grotto temple sites
Thanks to museum technology advances in 3D printing, the Yungang Grottoes in China can become travelling exhibition from the ZJUMAA.
Source: Museum technology: 3D printing Yungan Grottoes | blooloop
China – Yungang Grottoes
The ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes, the Yungang Grottoes are located near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. Besides Longmen and Mogao, the Yungang Grottoes are one of the most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites in China.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001, the Yungang Grottoes contain more than 51,000 statues of the Buddha, with the largest measuring 17 meters high and the smallest two centimeters.
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