for your information.
the caves in lascaux, france are more famous but bhimbetka blows them away, as well as indirectly invalidating the aryan invasion bullshit, in combination with the bradshaw foundation's hypothesis about a reverse invasion of europe from india.
World's longest rock art chain in Vindhyas
T S Sreenivasa Raghavan
*[ 6 Jan, 2007 0107hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]*
CHENNAI: After Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh is poised to claim yet another
world record in rock art — this time, for the longest chain of rock art.
The 12-km-long site, with most of its petroglyphs or pre-historic rock
carvings intact, has been discovered in Mandsaur district of Malwa region,
which is also home to Bhimbetka, the UNESCO world heritage site, 45 km south
The Rock Arts Society of India (RASI), which knew about the existence of the
site for sometime, has now gone official saying the site in the Vindhyan
tableland, a plateau lying north of the central part of the Vindhya range,
is indeed the "longest chain of rock arts in the world".
"Nowhere in the world has anybody come across such an extensive chain of
rock arts with little interruption. What's exciting is most petroglyphs are
intact," internationally acclaimed paleontologist and former RASI secretary
G L Badam told TOI.
The site is situated inside dense forests, 35 km from Bhanpura town, about
350 km from Bhopal. Earliest carvings in the chain are mostly of animals
like rhino, nilgai , bear, panther, elephant, monkey, turtle and crocodile.
But there are also pictures of cow, bull, buffalo, pig and horse.
Experts have called the discovery of the Bhanpura rock arts as "an important
milestone in the history of anthropology". "The presence of a variety of
rituals, processions and fighting scenes goes to prove the continuity of the
art and early man's culmination into community living," said Badam.
RASI officials have already pitched for National Park status to the Vindhyan