Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Prehistoric Rock Art (Cave 3, Bhimbetka)

Cave 3, Bhimbetka

The "caves" (actually, deep overhangs) of Bhimbetka, near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, were decorated with art beginning in the Neolithic period (approximately 8000 BC) and continuing in some caves into historic times. According to a local guide, the paintings in Cave 3 date to 5,000 BC.

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