A stone in the shape of a sheep with raised parts resembling the lucky clouds on the Olympic torch is shown on Thursday, January 10, 2008.
A unique stone in the shape of a sheep was recently unveiled at a rare stone exhibition for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The News Center of Shaanxi TV Stations reported that the sheep-shaped stone was discovered by a local stone collector in Zhen'an county in northwest China's Shaanxi province. The vivid stone sheep is one meter long and weighs 300 kilograms.
It has also been called the "Olympic Sheep" as its body has some raised parts which resemble the lucky clouds on the Olympic torch.
(CRI January 11, 2008)