Rock Cut Architecture
Structures carved in situ into 'living rock' which are not primarily based on natural caves even though in India and China these are often referred to as being 'caves'.
|great number of rockcarved structures including chapels, burial chambers, warehouses and pigeon houses (AB ev)
|Bali Subak system
|Gunung Kawi Temple rock cut monuments and monasteries (AB ev)
|Dholavira: A Harappan City
|Of a series of five buried water reservoirs, the "third one which is centrally located is primarily a rock-cut architecture of excellence, exquisite beauty and superb skill." (Nomination text, p. 121)
|El Fuerte de Samaipata
|"rock-cut burials and temples" (AB ev)
|Mount Namsan "The rock-cut reliefs and engravings and the stone images are fine examples of Shilla Kingdom Buddhist art from the 7th to the 14th century. They are artistic masterpieces which trace the evolution of this especially refined school of Buddhist art throughout its most prolific and innovatory period, in particular from the 7th to the 10th century. They depict for the most part Buddha, and also the saints and bodhisattvas associated with him. Skilful use is made of the landscape in siting many of the sculptural groups. The most impressive is probably the Buddha Rock, a massive natural formation in the Tapkol Valley. It is located close to a three storey pagoda, and its three walls are decorated with vivid depictions in bas-relief of Buddha in different incarnations, surrounded by his acolytes and disciples." - Advisory Body Evaluation (2000)
|Monastery of Geghard
|Oaxaca and Monte Alban
|Monte Alban (originally carved out of the mountain)
|The Kybele Sanctuary at Kapikaya is a rural rock-cut sanctuary (AB ev)
|Qannubin Monastery and others
|Monolithic church, carved from a limestone cliff
|Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries
|Rock-carved Seated Buddha, Treasure No. 216 (Beopjusa Temple) - Nomination File
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