Staff of the Baotou City Cultural Relics Management Office recently found a large petroglyph of 5.1 meters in length and 3.4 meters in width when conducting a cultural relics survey in Mandula Town, Maoming’an Lianhe Banner, Baotou. Rock paintings were mainly created during the Qin and Han dynasties.
According to Zhang Haibin, director of the Cultural Relics Management Office of Baotou, the petroglyphs were chiseled on a flat rock with a sunny surface. The stone surface is almost full of patterns. The main content is yurt-style buildings, long line dancers, and vehicles. From the picture, there are traces of breaking the overlap relationship between the patterns, indicating that painting was not completed in one period. Zhang Haibin said that the rock paintings are more than 100 kilometers south of the Great Wall outside Han Dynasty, and it is speculated that the rock paintings of the architectural category may be related to the Huns who lived in the area in the Han Dynasty. The petroglyph content reflects the communication between the farming culture and the nomadic culture of the Central Plains, and provides valuable information for the study of the production, life, and art of grassland peoples.