Stunning murals in Chinese tomb
A recently discovered tomb in modern-day Xinzhou city, China, dating 14,000 years ago, has revealed stunning paintings on its ceiling with scenes including a blue monster, a winged horse and a nude figure.
“The murals of this tomb had diversified motifs and rich connotations, many of which cannot be found in other tombs
of the same period,” a team of archaeologists wrote in an article recently published in the journal Chinese Archaeology.
Archaeologists who first learned of the tomb in 2013, found that the burial chamber had been heavily looted, although parts of the passageway and corridor were still intact. It was here that they found the well-preserved murals.
The blue monster-like creature found on the vaulted ceiling of the tomb’s corridor