An­cient Cliff paint­ings dis­cov­ered in In­ner Mon­go­lia

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Ar­chae­ol­o­gists have dis­cov­ered around 1,000 cliff paint­ings dat­ing back more than 1,000 years in north­ern China’s In­ner Mon­go­lia au­ton­o­mous re­gion.

The paint­ings are well pre­served, and feature sheep, camels, elk, tigers, wolves and peo­ple hunt­ing, said Liu Bin, head of the Cul­tural Relics Bu­reau of Urad Mid­dle Ban­ner.

The im­ages are be­lieved to have been en­graved by an­cient tribal peo­ples known as the Tu­jue and the Dangx­i­ang, from which the mod­ern Qiang are de­scended, about 1,000 to 1,500 years ago, Liu said.

The new dis­cov­er­ies are among many found across the Yin­shan moun­tain range, and will greatly in­form re­search into an­cient no­madic peo­ples, he added.

PHOTO / VCG

New­ly­weds were mar­ried on a ham­mock hang­ing from a sky­walk in Cen­tral China’s Hu­nan prov­ince on Tues­day, China’s Valen­tine’s Day.

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