Published "A Trip to Afghanistan"

  after the 90s, Dr. Liu Tuo from Peking University fell off a cliff and died

  On October 27, it was reported in Aba, Sichuan that Liu Tuo, a PhD in archaeology from Peking University, fell off a cliff and died while inspecting the cave paintings of Abajiazaljia Mountain.

Subsequently, according to the staff of the Malkang Municipal Government: Liu Tuo and his party went for inspection, three of whom returned due to road hazards, and Liu Tuo went forward alone.

At about 20:40 on the 26th, the search and rescue team found Liu Tuo who had fallen off the cliff. He was seriously injured at the time and he lost consciousness and died after rescue efforts failed.

It is also reported that Liu Tuo's parents have arrived in Malkang City on the afternoon of the 27th.

  Liu Tuo was born in Kunming, Yunnan in 1990. He has traveled to more than 30 countries (including Afghanistan and Iraq) and nearly 700 counties and cities nationwide, and visited more than 200 world heritage sites and more than 1,500 national key cultural relics protection units.

  In May 2021, Liu Tuo's "A Trip to Afghanistan" was launched by Peking University Press.

"Afghanistan is not only the fragile heart that needs sympathy and compassion on the Eurasian continent. Its wars, conservation, and its cultural relics are part of the diversity of the world." Liu Tuo wrote in the postscript of the "Afghanistan Visit to Ancient History". .

  When the new book was published, Liu Tuo had been interviewed by our reporter. He talked about the experience of venturing into the hinterland of Afghanistan to inspect the Jammu minaret. Liu Tuo said: “Afghanistan has two world heritage sites. Minaret. It was built in 1200 AD, more than 800 years from now. Its location is very remote, built in the middle of a very steep valley, in the middle of Afghanistan. In 2017, I suddenly found Kabul to Jamta There was a flight between the county town of Chahcharan."

  He wanted to visit, but there were many unexpected situations along the way.

Not long after the plane landed, he was stopped by local armed forces.

At first he was very nervous, "Because it is unusual for a foreigner to suddenly appear in such a small place. I was taken to the bureau, and they asked what you are here for? Why did you show up here? I quickly took out one. Picture (because I always use pictures to ask for directions), say'Jam Jam'. At this time their chief came out, he could speak English and told me:'This tower is too far away, and the road is quite dangerous , We will definitely not let you go. "I was almost crying at the time, but he didn't expect him to turn around and say, "I just said not to let you go alone, but we can take you there."

  In this way, under the protection of the local armed forces, Liu Tuo went all the way to the Jam Minaret and took precious photos.

Behind this dedication is Liu Tuo’s dedication to cultural relics and historic sites. “A country’s top monuments or world cultural heritages are sometimes not necessarily well-known. Like China’s national key cultural relics protection units, some heritages are like the Forbidden City. , Summer Palace, there may be hundreds of thousands of new photos a day, and some legacy, I want to search for a big picture or there are no recent photos within five years. I will focus on such legacy, and I must take it." Liu Tuo said .

  Last night, Liu Tuo's father issued a message to commemorate Liu Tuo: October 26, 2021 is a black day. Our son Liu Tuo passed away unexpectedly, which made us feel heartbroken.

You are only 31 years old and graduated from Peking University with a Ph.D. You are simple, passionate, persistent, and humorous. You, as well as your family and friends, are full of expectations. Now your life will always stay at 31 years old... You left us endless The pain of fantasy and longing.

Maybe it is to seek benevolence and benevolence. You are full of fun because you love cultural relics, and you take your life for visiting cultural relics. I hope you have no troubles in heaven and continue to be company with cultural relics.


  What is the difference between the wall paintings of Jiazhaerjia Caves?

  In August this year, the official website of the Malkang Municipal Government issued the “Relocation Protection Plan for the Relocation of Jiazha’er Jiashan Caves in Malkang City, Approved by the State Council”: Affected by the construction of the Shuangjiangkou Hydropower Station on the Dadu River, the Jiazha’er Jiashan Cave’s murals in Malkang need to be relocated for protection. In recent days, after many efforts, the protection plan for the relocation of murals has been approved by the State Council.

The above-mentioned approval introduction: The Jiazhaerjia Cave murals are located at the southern foot of the Jiazhaerjia Mountain, Dashidang Village, Baiwan Township, Malkang City. The cave is a natural rock cave with a remaining pagoda in the cave, the east and west walls and the surrounding areas of the pagoda. Painted with a large number of Buddhist murals, it is an important cultural relic material for studying the Tibetan Buddhist painting art and the history of Tibetan Buddhism in the Northwestern Sichuan Plateau during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. On March 5, 2013, it was listed as the seventh batch of national key cultural relics protection units.

  Text/Reporter Zhang Zhiyi