Bhimbetka Rock Paintings
The Bhimbetka rock paintings, exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India. Studies suggest that some of these shelters were inhabited by man more than 100,000 years ago.
Some of the Stone Age rock paintings found here are approximately 12,000 years old. Most of the paintings are in red and white, with the occasional use of green and yellow.
One rock, popularly referred to as Zoo Rock, depicts animals including elephants, sambars, bisons and deers.
Painting, Zoo Rock
The drawings were generally made deep inside a niche or on inner walls, which ensured that these paintings survived without much damage.
Bison, Shelter 6
Warriors on Horses, Shelter 7
Horse, Shelter 9
Elephant, Shelter 9
Shiva and Ganesha, Shelter 10
Outside the Shelters