Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka - INDIA - UNESCO #925

From India I received two UNESCO cards (different senders on different dates, probably the same mail airplane) both with several marks of a careless deliver. The first shows the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, a series of caves in Madhya Pradesh region famous specially for the Mesolithic paintings on its walls. Thank you very much Nagi for aloowing me to cross another site on the list (430 down, 577 to go). This postcard took 15 days to arrive!
UNESCO #925 - Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka - INDIA
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. 

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