About the Jataka Tales
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Summary The ninth worksheet of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack, drawing in the history of The Silk Road to teach about Buddhist history and culture. This worksheet introduces the Jataka Tales and recounts the Ruru Jataka, or the Tale of the Deer of Nine Colours. It includes cave paintings of the tale from a cave at Dunhuang.
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Topics Art History, Caves, Geography, History, Jataka Tales, storytelling, The Silk RoadDownload
This worksheet is the ninth of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack from the International Dunhuang Project—Cultural Routes of Eurasia, a collaboration between six EU partners (from the UK, Hungary, France, and Germany) and three associate partners from China. “Jataka Stories” introduces the Jataka Tales and recounts the Ruru Jataka, or the Tale of the Deer of Nine Colours. It includes cave paintings of the tale from a cave at Dunhuang.
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International Dunhuang Project
IDP is an international collaboration to make artefacts from Dunhuang and the Eastern Silk Road available online and to encourage their use in education and research.