A world heritage site, Bhimbetka is located in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh state of India. The rock shelters of Bhimbetka are at a distance of 45km south east of Bhopal. This archaeological site has more than 700 rock shelters of which 400 caves have paintings, which shows the life of communities from the Mesolithic to the mediaeval times. It displays continuous sequence of cultures from Paleolithic to the Historical period. Bhimbetka’s painted rock shelters were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2003.
This enormous shelter with ceiling about 5.6 meters high displays numerous figures of humans and animals. The vertical wall forming a depression inside the shelter exhibits a painting of a buffalo with large horns. A galloping nilgai is depicted to its right. A man carrying a bow and sling shown in red color can be seen below. Various postures and color fillings on the bodies of animals can be noticed in this particular shelter.
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