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Helan Mountain rock paintings highlight art fest

06-30-2010 08:50 BJT

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Some of that cultural integration can be seen in a breath-taking art experience at the Rock Painting Art Festival currently being held in Yinchuan City in Northwest China.

Helan Mountain Area has nearly 58-hundred rock paintings, most of which are images of the human face.

Over a long span of time, various ethnic minority groups have used the rocks as their natural canvas to draw on. With their rough style, profound meanings are fully realized.

Helan Mountain Area has nearly 58-hundred rock paintings, most of which are images of the human face. 
Helan Mountain Area has nearly 58-hundred rock paintings, most of which are images
of the human face. 

In 1997, Helan Mountain rock paintings were included on the waiting list of world cultural heritages by UNESCO.

Foreign guests including Mr. Damon De Laszlo of the Bradshaw Foundation and Ms. Jill Cook of European Prehistory at the British Museum in London were also invited to attend the festival's opening ceremony.

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Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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