At bamyan in afghanistan predating european oil painting by
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Researchers discover what is believed to be the first use of oil painting at Bamyan in Afghanistan, predating European oil painting by some six centuries. More events: May 4 – May 5 – May 6Archive – By email – More anniversaries...
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