Bichigtiin Khundii

During our travels, we visited Bichigtiin Khundii. This means “The Valley of the Ancient Script” in English and is named after the incredible petroglyphs that decorate almost every rock face. There are drawings of many creatures, from gazelle to camels to humans hunting deer. The drawings date to the late Stone Age, which was around 5000 years ago. Though these might just look like doodles to us, the artistic ability of these people is really astounding considering they were only using stone tools to create their art. The lines hold so much motion and power, that even though they appear simple, they really capture the essence of each beast and each scene.

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