Qiemuerqieke Cemetery – Stone man – Guardian of the soul – Part 2

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The following text is the intro part of the documentary that can be found here http://english.cntv.cn/program/documentary/20110408/100006.shtml (issue with loading and buffering speed)

This Chinese film is about the Qiemuerqieke Cemeteries in Xinjiang, China and the Singing Black Stones of Altai. You can find more about the mysterious Qiemuerqieke Cemetery and the natural or meteor Singing Black Stones here.

In the depths of Mt Tianshan in Xinjian lies Hutabi County. There is a small place called Kangjia Shimenzi. Among the mountains of Shimenzi there stands a towering cliff formed by layers of red sandstones. At the bottom of the cliff is a rock painting of 100 square meters, which proves to be a rare specimen of fertility worship. The artists were nomadic Serbians who lived 3000 years ago.

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“The people who discovered Kangjia Shimenzi and the researchers tend to agree that the time should be set between 1000 BC and the dawn of the Christian Era, and the artists should be the Serbians. The rock painting is mainly about human sexual intercourse, which reflects the strong desire of the Serbians to strengthen the tribe through reproduction in such a harsh natural environment.

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A more important message is that most people in the rock painting have slender figures, big noses and deep eyes, which are features of the Europeoids. Apparently, the Serbians and the ‘bald people’ are not the same.

Will this be reflected in the early stone statues?

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Cultural Heritage Management Institute of Burqin County contains in its collection a pair of extraordinary small stone statues that were buried into the 3000 year old ancient tombs as funerary objects.

The light yellow stone statue has a big nose and deep eyes, which are reminiscent of the people in the Kanjia Shimenzi rock painting. Could it be the legacy of the ancient Serbians?

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(16 minutes is all I can get up to with this video then it will not buffer past that)