Chinese media reports on a new significant megalithic site that includes 48
ancient mysterious carved caves, discovered at a 3,000 square meter hilltop in
Zhongxian county, Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality.
The caves are largely separate rooms, averaging 1.5 meters in height and one
meter in width, varying from eight to 30 square meters. Some of them contain
facilities that look like basins and stoves, and wall carvings of tigers and lions.
Archaeologists said the structures are mysterious in that no literature reported
local people ever lived in caves. Their construction time and uses are not yet
known, but some archaeologists proposed that they may date back to Han
Dynasty (206 BC-220AD) or Tang Dynasty (618—907 AD).