TAR declares 1,616 new cultural relics discoveries

May 10, 2014 7:42 am0 commentsViews: 19

(TibetanReview.net, Feb 12) – Archaeologists of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have discovered a total of 1,616 new cultural relic sites since the third cultural relic survey conducted by them in Apr of 2007, reported China’s official Xinhuanet news agency Feb 11.

Many sites of great archaeological value were discovered, including Ming dynasty frescos in Tangka Monastery in Maizhokunggar Couty, Lhasa City; Tubo tombs in Kyirong County, and grotto temples in Tingkye County, both in Xigaze Prefecture, Quma ancient battlefield site in Nagqu Prefecture, three burial sites in Bome County of Nyingchi Prefecture, et al, the report said. It said archaeologists also found in Ngari Prefecture some 70 sites of ancient stone arches, ancient buildings, tombs, grotto temples, and stone carvings, etc.

The report cited Yu Dawa, director of TAR Bureau of Cultural Relics, as saying investigation teams had registered 2,337 relic sites, including the 1,616 newly discovered one.

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