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Ancient Chinese Dragons Rehabilitated from Myth to Historic Reality

A Chinese adage says, “One picture worth a thousand words!” Just look at this amazing painting, the description of which is: “Arhats (holy men) Ding Yun Peng. Ming dynasty, 1368 – 1644 BC, red and color on paper.” Here you see perhaps the earliest version of the traditional Chinese Dragon that adorns the roof of almost every temple in China. Will you just look at this 3.500 year old painting, please? And marvel? [this article is based on the fantastic picture research of Chris Parker from s8int.com/ DO visit his amazing site.]

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