The interior of Cave 24 is barely roughed out, but the doorway is beautifully carved. Instead of yaksis at the upper corners, two river goddesses stand upon makaras. This motif shift may suggest a later date for the cave.


The roughed interior is helpful to understand how these caves were excavated, and how many people were working. From the counts made by our group, there were about 200 people working on Cave 24 when work suddenly stopped.



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