This travel notebook begins in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. Now there isn’t much to see in Bhopal, except for some really big lakes that gave Bhopal a name: a city of lakes. However, Bhopal is close to a unique natural historical site that has been declared a World Heritage Site for its absolute brilliance.
Only forty kilometers south of Bhopal is called Bhimbetka Caves; and it is home to some of the oldest cave paintings known to man. Ten thousand years or more ago, these rocks were a refuge for the first men, and in their spare time the first men painted the walls of these rocks. The superposition and superposition of images means that these images have been used as a canvas for art by several people from different periods, from the Upper Paleolithic, through the Mesolithic and the Chalcolithic, until the historical beginning until the recent Middle Ages.
Interesting facts About Bhimbetka Caves!
The amazing thing about these paintings is that they were not carved in stone. Rather, they were painted using prehistoric forms of dyes and pigments; and since they were redecorated, it is a miracle that these images have not suffered erosion and other natural processes. In fact, the recent signs made by the archeological exploration of India on the same stones, only 60 years ago, vanished and vanished.
VS Wakankar discovered these cave paintings in 1957 when he saw some unique rock formations while traveling by train. Hundreds of such rock shelters appeared, of which fifteen caves were open for inspection. Most of these paintings represent animals such as bison, wild boar, horses and lions, while others represent the culture of the first Homo sapiens, their festivals, rituals and the like. This is really surprising considering the fact that at this intersection in prehistory, a primitive man emerged from animal existence and learned the art of self-expression in the form of art that has survived to this day.
And these rocks testify to what is perhaps the first form of human expression.