April 25, 2008

Taliban inadvertently does something worthwhile

Although caves decorated with precious murals from 5th to 9th century A.D. also suffered from Taliban attacks on this World Heritage Site, they have since become the focus of a major discovery, revealing Buddhist oil paintings that predate those in Renaissance Europe by hundreds of years.
One of my favorite blogs as lovingly prepared by one of my favorite people has the further scoop over yonder:

The first oil paintings were made in Asia, not Europe

3 comments:

livius said...

You make me blush, kind sir. Now I know I can no longer put off that post on Futurist cooking.

illusory tenant said...

Ya rly.

livius said...

There. Done. The guilt was just too much to bear.