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Stone inscriptions reappear in Yangtze riverbed

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 March 2018, 13:36 IST

A series of ancient stone inscriptions have reappeared at the bottom of a section of the Yangtze River in southwest China.

 

Decreased water flow from the upper reaches of the river led to falling water levels in the Jiangjin section in Chongqing Municipality. The inscriptions thus reappeared, 11 years after they first showed up, one the local agency reported.

The inscriptions are carved on 36 rocks covering 800 square meters. The rocks form a shape of a blossoming lotus, giving the wonder the name "Lotus Stones". The inscriptions include 47 poems dating back as early as the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

First published: 7 March 2018, 13:36 IST
 
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