Ancient rock paintings discovered in Inner Mongolia

HOHHOT, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Ancient rock paintings dating back to late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) have been discovered in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, archeologists said.

The nine paintings depicting nomadic life were found on a 260-meter-long cliff in Alxa Right Banner, Alxa League. The images include people, goats, camels, horses, and ancient Tibetan script.

The discovery of the paintings is of great value for the research of the historical changes of the northwest region of China, said Fan Rongnan, direct or of the regional cultural relics bureau.

Some 71 rock paintings have so far been found in Alxa Right Banner.

[ Editor: WPY ]
 

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