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Ancient cliff carvings discovered in Inner Mongolia

Ancient cliff carvings discovered in Inner Mongolia
trefwoorden: China - MongoliŽ - rotstekening - 13e eeuw
Archaeologists have found a large number of cliff carvings in the mountainous areas of the Alxa Right Banner in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Over 800 vivid and life-like pictures, depicting people and animals, as well as scenes of hunting, battles and sacrificial rites are carved or engraved on the rocks, dating back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Cliff carving was common in ancient China, and large pieces in the Helan Mountains, at the juncture of Ningxia Hui and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regions, and on cliffs along the Ancient Silk Road, are regarded as unique.

Lees verder bij: China Daily (23 oktober 2003)