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Rock paintings reflect life in the distant past

Updated: Aug 24, 2021 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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The Mandela Mountain Rock Paintings vividly reflect the culture and life of northern nomadic groups from the distant past. [Photos provided to govt.chinadaily.com.cn]

Discovered in Alshaa Right Banner, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the ancient Mandela Mountain Rock Paintings paint a vivid description of the culture and life of northern nomadic groups living in the area thousands of years ago, including the Yuezhi, Xiongnu, Xianbei, Tangut and Mongolian people.

An ancient gallery of China's northwest region, the 6,000-plus paintings cover an area of nearly 18 square kilometers.

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