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Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
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Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: India
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Bhimbetka Rock Shelters", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.