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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Ajanta: Photo 35

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Here's the interior of Cave 10, older and bigger than Cave 9 but so similar to it that you almost have to count the layers of the inverted pyramid to tell them apart. Also, the outlines of the old timber ceiling are much more visible here than in Cave 9.

Old photographs show several of the columns on the left broken or missing. They've been skillfully replaced. We can argue whether that's good or bad, but it isn't the only instance of such reconstruction at Ajanta.

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