Stun­ning mu­rals in Chi­nese tomb

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

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

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