Lonely Planet Writer

Ancient cliff paintings discovered in China

The landscape of the Gansu province.
The landscape of the Gansu province. Image by Peter Alfred Hess / CC BY 2.0

Archaeologists have found some 40 cliff paintings in Gansu province in northwest China that may shed light on ancient nomadic life. The images include faces, hunters and various animals and are believed to date to somewhere between the Eastern Zhou (770 BC-221 BC) and Han (202 BC-220 AD) dynasties. Read more: wantchinatimes.com