Monday, 24 December 2012

925 IN - Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)

Brief Description

"The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains on the southern edge of the central Indian plateau. Within massive sandstone outcrops, above comparatively dense forest, are five clusters of natural rock shelters, displaying paintings that appear to date from the Mesolithic Period right through to the historical period. The cultural traditions of the inhabitants of the twenty-one villages adjacent to the site bear a strong resemblance to those represented in the rock paintings."

"比莫贝卡特石窟位于印度高原心脏地区南部边缘的温迪亚山脉丘陵地带。在相对密集的森林之上是大量的沙石岩,有五组天然石 窟,里面岩画的历史从中石器时代一直延续到文明历史时代。21个毗邻石窟遗址的村庄居民的文化传统,与石窟岩画中所描绘的内容有极大的相似之处。"
Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of seetas from postcrossing forum

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