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How Science Helps Preserve Longmen Grottoes

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How Science Helps Preserve Longmen Grottoes

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The Buddhist statues of the Longmen Grottoes are a Chinese heritage - one in urgent need of preservation. To do this, archaeologists use advanced scanning technology to pinpoint the vulnerable areas in need of restoration.

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From stunning heights, witness the mountains, rivers, and people that make up China's great interior. Visit celebrations at the center of the Buddhist world and on the edges of river cities, soar over the world's most famous peak 29,000 feet in the air, and dive into an ancient city submerged under a lake. China's heartland is a place where urban and rural communities embrace the challenges of a changing 21st century world.

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