World rare rock painting found widely in Mongolia

2016-05-30 17:50:44

Synchron: The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj /

- On the Rocks we can find not only images of domestic items, but also inscriptions of poems. Many different countries have such unique historical documents our ancestors have passed over to the mankind. However, this is Mongolia which is the first to come up with an initiative on how to preserve them and research in deeper way.

Image: The event where President of Mongolia Mr Ts.Elbegdorj delivered the opening remarks was an International scientific conference themed “The Art immortalized on the rocks”. The conference held under auspices of Mr Ts.Elbegdorj, the President of Mongolia and the UNESCO brought together the prominent anthropologists which attests that “Rock paintings are an important interpretation of the origin of humanity”, according to Mr. Tsagaan, Chief of the President Office which is the organizer of the Conference.

Synchron: The Chief of the Staff of President Office P.Tsagaan

- This heritage shall be studied not only by Mongolian scientists, but together with researchers from other countries. That’s why we invited the international scientists to this Conference to draw them in our petroglyphs project.

Image: The project “Rock paintings” has been launched by the President Office in cooperation with the Institute of History and Archeology of Mongolian Academy of Sciences. More than 60 Mongolian and foreign researchers have  discussed a range of issues such as conserving rarest rock paintings, interpreting and deciphering the rock paintings and establishing the time and period they belong to in order to know more about the culture and way of living of prehistoric people.

Synchron: Honorary Professor Richard Kortum, the East Tennessee State University Johnson City.

Image: There are more than 500 rock paintings found in the Mongolian Altai, Khangai, Khentii and Sayan mountains. With launching the project, a start is given only to deciphering and interpreting rock paintings which will make smooth the further path to registering, filing and protecting the petroglyphs found in Mongolia with joint efforts by researchers and locals.

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