Ancient cliff paintings discovered in China

Beijing: Archaeologists in northern China have discovered over 1,000 cliff paintings dating back more than 1,000 years. The paintings found in Mongolia region are surprisingly well preserved, feature sheep, camels, elks, tigers, wolves and people hunting, Xinhua news agency quoted Liu Bin, head of the Cultural Relics Bureau of Urad Middle Banner, as saying on Friday. The images were engraved about 1,000 to 1,500 years ago by the ancient Tujue and the Dangxiang tribe, of which the modern day Qiang are descended from, said the archaeologist. Over 10,000 ancient cliff paintings have been discovered in the Yinshan Mountains. In 2012, 18 cliff paintings dating back over 4,000 years were discovered in the same area.