China unveils 1,000-yr-old frescoes
A group of 1,000-yr-old frescoes have been revamped in China.
New Delhi: A group of 1,000-year-old frescoes have been revamped by cultural experts in central China`s Hunan Province and unveiled to the public for the first time.
Kept at Yuelu Academy in the provincial capital Changsha, the revamped frescoes have the personified images of the 12 animals representing China`s birth signs, namely, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig, reports Xinhua.
"Each of the animals wore a long robe, the typical apparel for ancient Chinese," said Prof Zhu Hanmin, president of the academy.
On the frescoes were also 12 warriors, four men and five women, he said.
The frescoes were originally found in 2006 in a tomb that had been robbed and was full of garbage in a mountain in Xinhua County, said Zhao Xichen, a researcher from Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archeology.
"Judging from the tomb structure and the theme of the frescoes, they should date back about 1,000 years," said Zhao.