DUNHUANG, an oasis town situated in the northwest of the Chinese province of Gansu, famous for the nearby Mogao Caves (Mogaoku) or Caves of One Thousand Buddhas (Qianfodong).


i. The cave sites; Manichean texts.

ii. Buddhist and other texts in Iranian languages.

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Originally Published: May 5, 2015

Last Updated: May 5, 2015

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"DUNHUANG," Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, 2015, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/dunhuang-parent (accessed on 05 May 2015).