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Borobudur - Mountain of a Thousand Buddhas

Language: English

Probably build around 800 A.D., this 30-metre-high Buddhist holy place in central Java served as a pilgrim shrine and as a display of magnificence by the kings of the Sailendra dynasty. With its
innumerable stone reliefs, its stupas and masterly statues of Buddha, Borobudur is the greatest example of Indonesian religious art. The site was probably abandoned in the fifteenth century as a result of the conversion of lndonesia to Islam, but it is likely that it had lost importance as early as the tenth century.

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Place/region: Borobudur, Indonesia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Josef Becker
Participant: Peter Wendt
Producer: Martin-Jochen Schulz, Ralf Nolting, Ernesto Aramayo, J.Pablo Kummetz
Coproducer/sponsor: 16:9 Action Plan of the European Union; UNESCO WHC
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Original: Betacam
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0149
Studio TV ref.: M.0256
Rights holder: ZDF Südwestfunk; UNESCO
Additional info: Programme 2, part II