By kjfitz @ 2010-09-08 08:56:01
Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India are 31 rock-cut cave monuments created during the second century BCE and 8th century AD, containing paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art and universal pictorial art.
The caves are located just outside the village of Ajinṭhā in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra (N. lat. 20 deg. 30' by E. long. 75 deg. 40'). Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.