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 is the only shelter which depicts the drawings of fowl, scorpions and centipedes. The paintings of the historical period in this shelter are well preserved. It flaunts of rich illustrations like that of bands of armor-clad soldiers and cavaliers. There is also a painting of seven troops, a horse, two chicks, a centipede, a panther and a jungle fowl. The ceiling in the main shelter is badly weathered but still displays figures of soldiers, women, dog, birds, flower, and sun pattern.
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