Stone age mural paintings discovered in Ywangan Tsp

Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu views stone age mural paintings at large rock in Ywangan Township.—MNA
Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu views stone age mural paintings at large rock in Ywangan Township.—MNA

Yangon, 7 June — A team of archaeologists and experts led by Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu on Saturday visited the site where stone age mural paintings were discovered by locals called U Win Bo and U Soe Naing.
The site is located about 3-hour walk in the jungle from Ywasoepyin Village on the bank of Kinta Dam.
The mural paintings were found on the largest boulder of 80-foot length and 40-foot breadth, which stood like a roof, and depict animals, palms and others drawn with natural dyes made of mud and stones. On a stone wall of 50-foot length and 22-foot height were paintings of a 14-foot long and 9-foot high elephant and others. Some of the drawings cannot be seen clearly as they were covered with dust.
After studying the paintings, the union minister advised the archaeologists and experts to protect the murals properly, do more research and search other possible sites for similar mural
paintings.
The Ministry of Culture will invite local  and foreign experts to the site for research, preservation and identification of the times the paintings were drawn. —MNA

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