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Oil also changes a paint's drying time and viscosity.

The decorations date to between the 5th and 9th centuries A. Using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, scientists found that samples from 12 caves and the two destroyed giant Buddhas contained oil- and resin-based paints—likely the earliest known use of either substance for painting.Bamyan lies on the Silk Road which lies in the Hindu Kush mountain region, in the Bamiyan Valley.Oil is used in paint to help fix the dye and help it adhere to a surface.Built in 507, the larger in 554 The main bodies were hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs, but details were modeled in mud mixed with straw, coated with stucco.This coating, practically all of which was worn away long ago, was painted to enhance the expressions of the faces, hands and folds of the robes; the larger one was painted carmine red and the smaller one was painted multiple colors.Scholars long believed they were first added to paints much later in medieval Europe.

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