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Nepal: paintings of Buddha dating back to 12th century found

Paintings of Buddha were found in a cave in Nepal’s remote north-central region by an international research team. Archeologists say that it must be dating back to at least 12th century.

A mural with 55 panels depicting the story of Buddha's life was uncovered in March, with the team using ice axes to break through a snow path to reach the cave in Nepal's Mustang area, about 250 kilometers (160 miles) northwest of the capital, Katmandu.

"What we found is fantastically rich in culture and heritage and goes to the 12th century or earlier," Broughton Coburn, a writer and conservationist from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, told The Associated Press on Friday.

Coburn said the main mural measured around 8 meters (25 feet) wide, and each panel was about 35 centimeters (14 inches) by 43 centimeters (17 inches).

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"Yes, that's true," Peskov told reporters.

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About 1,600 PMC Wagner fighters leave Libya in unknown direction

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According to him, PMC employees involved in the Libyan conflict on the side of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar departed from Beni Walid airport near Tripoli on board two military transport aircraft. Their destination remains unknown.