Int’l prehistoric and ancient petroglyph conference approaches

Society | Education
2016-05-25 15:29:32

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Arts immortalized on Rocks: History, Concept and Discussion” dubbed international scientific conference will take place on May 30 and 31 in Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel of Ulaanbaatar.

“We are already familiar with the fact that Mongolia is rich with minerals and beautiful landscape. The less known fact here is that Mongolian rocky mountains accommodate the historic heritages of humanity. There are more than 500 petroglyphic complexes in our country”, said P.Tsagaan, the chief of staff of the President’s Office and recalled the registering of Altai Mountain petroglyphs to the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritages.

P.Tsagaan is the leader of Petroglyph Project and a member of The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISSP).

He went on to note that, for example, there are about 65 thousand rock paintings in 10 km area of Altai Mountains. “To study and get au fait with such amazing ancient artworks, 15 renowned scholars will come to Ulaanbaatar to converse with 100 Mongolian scientists at this conference”, he said.