Ancient frescos found in Chinas Shaanxi ProvinceNovember 24th, 2007 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): A series of frescos dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) have been found in an assembly hall in the Chinese village of Wafang inShaanxi Province.
According to a report in the website china.org.cn, the entire area of these frescos covers about 220 square meters, which is very rare in China.
Experts said that the frescos are valuable historical material because they depict ancient business assembly halls, buildings, paintings and folk cultures.
The local government has taken steps to salvage and protect them.
The experts group also found more than 100 square meters of frescos on the broken walls of another assembly hall, only about 100 meters away from the first batch.
They said that China has only five indoor frescos this well reserved in the whole nation; the newly discovered appears to be one of the largest and most delicate of its kind.
According to researchers, these frescos were painted sometime during the rule of the Emperors Daoguang and Tongzhi (roughly from 1821 - 1874).
They retain their original appearance and have never been repainted. The theme of the frescos includes the stories about the Three Kingdoms, stories depicting the twenty-four acts of filial piety and scenes displaying mountains and lakes. (ANI)
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