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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: The Bhaje, Bedse, and Karla Caves: Photo 67

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Burgess writes that the chaitya is "ornamented, even at this day, by a series of wooden ribs, almost certainly coeval with the excavation, which prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the roof is not a copy of a masonry arch, but of some sort of timber construction of which we cannot now very well understand. Remarkably, there still stands "a wooden umbrella, much blackened by age and smoke, but almost entire."

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