Monday, October 13, 2014

May 2013: Where the ancient artists practised their rock art?



So I dragged off Ma and Baba to  see Bhimbhetka. its a group of rock shelters with the most amazing rock paintings dating back 30000 years in the Paleolithic Age. For those who want to diet like that, come and live here..

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the rock formations are amazing.

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the antics of the monkeys is so cute.

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We first moved into the little temple…Bhim…

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an interesting rock keyhole.

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here are the aged P’s

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trees growing out of the stone

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and the little temple appears.

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thank god for zoom

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another temple

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the birds and the bees…

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we head back and now Baba seems to have collected a guide.

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hmmm, this tree looks like its been through the wars.

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huge outcrops appear

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so here is the first rock shelter, pretty long and large caves. they have some models of the old Palaeolithic ancestors up there.

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And I see the first paintings…amazing stuff. this is the first cave

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followed by a giant bee hive

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there is some significance to these cupules, they were apparently meant to anchor something like a roof. 

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then we left Baba here to rest and relax while the guide and Ma and I went off to see the other pieces.

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petrified wood?

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lovely rock formations.

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trees growing out of the rock.

and then we see the beautiful work

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amazing collection, the Zoo rock.

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can you imagine a little family sheltering here? 

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turtle rock

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we reach another rock painting set

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Warriors or hunters on horses. What amazing imagery.

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we keep going down. 

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another shelter

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Elephants, and other stuff, not very clear, this one is showing its age a bit.  We move on

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another set of paintings…has been fenced up.  

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Another set of paintings. Another hunting scene? 

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more animals, hunting, beautiful work.

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this was made out of yellow ochre paint.

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Kissing rocks… moving into another shelter.

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bison? buffalo?

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a bull?

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a hunting procession, with spear throwing horsemen…lovely love..

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are they dancing?

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dinosaur rock?

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we head back and the old man is resting and relaxing…I told him he’s coming closer to his ancestors?

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a final look at this lovely wonderful art.

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hello there ancestors.

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Baba looking very fetching with Ma’s handbag

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And another species of our ancestors…I loved this place…

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