Ajanta Caves

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UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Ajanta Caves
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
The Ajanta Caves
Teep Cultural
Criterie i, ii, iii, vi
Reference 242
UNESCO region Asia-Pacific
Coordinates 20°33′09″N 75°42′02″E / 20.552377°N 75.700436°E / 20.552377; 75.700436Coordinates: 20°33′09″N 75°42′02″E / 20.552377°N 75.700436°E / 20.552377; 75.700436
Inscription history
Inscription 1983 (7t Session)
Ajanta Caves is located in Maharashtra
Ajanta Caves
Location o Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra.

The Ajanta Caves (Ajiṇṭhā leni; Marathi: अजिंठा लेणी) in Aurangabad destrict o Maharashtra, Indie are aboot 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date frae the 2nt century BCE tae aboot 480 or 650 CE.[1]

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  1. The precise nummer varies accordin tae whether or nae some barely stairtit excavations, such as cave 15A, are coontit. The ASI say "In all, total 30 excavations were hewn out of rock which also include an unfinished one", UNESCO and Spink "about 30".