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Khoid Tsenheriin Agui cave in Mongolia

Khoid Tsenheriin Agui cave

Author: Myagmarsuren.T Published: 2011-01-24 Read: (2962) Rate: (0)
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khoid tsenkheriin agui caveHoid Tsenkheriin" of Mankhan soum in Khovd aimag is a very popular hollow cave because of its rock drawings. Mongolian and American scientists discovered stone weapons in the cave that were used by ancient peoples about 700 years ago...
This is one of the largest caves in Mongolia, with a main chamber at least eighty-five feet high. A rock fall in 1995 blocked off one long extension in the cave, but several smaller galleries leading off from the main chamber still remain. It was reportedly inhabited by Stone Age people during the Upper Paleolithic, 10,000 to 40,000 years old. The cave is famous for its rock paintings, which have been dated to 17,000–22,000 years ago.rock paintings in hoid tsenkher caveDone with light pink and red-brown ochre pigments, the paintings depict Paleolithic fauna such as mammoths and ostriches which are no longer found in the area, as well as camels, ibex, deer, and other more familiar animals. Unfortunately many of the drawings have now been defaced or covered with dust and are no longer visible.
Cave of Khoid tsenkher is registered In the UNESCO "World Cultural Heritage List in 1996. And it was protected area of Mongolia in 1974.

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