LHASA, April 10 (Xinhua) — Newly discovered cliff carvings in eastern Tibet may offer a glimpse into Buddhist art and local history from 1,200 years ago.
According to the regional cultural relics protection research institute, the discoveries dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom were found in Acur township in Chagyab County of Qamdo City.
The relics of the Buddha figure carvings were first found by construction workers who were mining for stones in a valley. The carvings are inscribed on cliffs that stretch some 10 meters in total.
Experts believe that the carvings were created in the 9th century, based on their style.
Experts said the relics are located at a transportation junction between the north and the south. The discoveries will not only contribute to the study of art and culture, but also ancient transportation.
Construction on the section has been halted and the relics are under the protection of authorities.