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Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad are 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures that are described as "the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting", which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.