KUNMING, Feb. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese archaeologists have discovered a cliff
painting dating back 3,000 years along the Jinsha River in southwestern Yunnan
Province, an expert has confirmed.
A team of three discovered the painting on the cliff along the Jinsha River in
Yongren County under the guidance of local people, said Ji Xueping, associate
professor with the Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and a
member of the team.
The painting, 1.4 by 1.6, meters was made with 11 prints of human palms,
which are as large as those of modern people. There are two dancing figures --
the bigger one represents a man while the other stands for a woman -- in the
painting, according to Ji.
The red painting is still clear despite the passage of time. Archaeologists reckoned
that ancient people drew it with a mixture of iron ore powder and animal