Over 250 petroglyphs discovered in Inner Mongolia

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Cultural relics workers recently found more than 250 petroglyphs, believed to be made by ancient nomads, in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Over 250 petroglyphs discovered in Inner Mongolia
Credit: Alxa League Culture, Tourism, Radio, Film and Television Bureau




The regional culture and tourism department said the well-preserved petroglyphs with rich subject matter are located in Alxa Left Banner.

Over 250 petroglyphs discovered in Inner Mongolia
Over 250 petroglyphs discovered in Inner Mongolia
Credit: Alxa League Culture, Tourism, Radio, Film and Television Bureau

So far, paintings depicting animals, and people hunting have been discovered. One petroglyph shows a man wearing a hat holding a dead wolf and another one has a man on a camel with the rein in his hand. Cultural relics workers said petroglyphs on such subjects were rare in the region.




According to the regional culture and tourism department, further investigation is needed to find out the date of these petroglyphs.

Over 250 petroglyphs discovered in Inner Mongolia
Over 250 petroglyphs discovered in Inner Mongolia
Credit: Alxa League Culture, Tourism, Radio, Film and Television Bureau

The new findings are of great significance to the study of tribal culture of nomadic people in northern China, it added.

Source: Xinhua News Agency [July 17, 2020]

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