Sunday, October 10, 2021

The last missing Second Millennium BCE painting


Tamgaly Petroglyphs
Watercolour and crayon
Charlene Brown

There are thousands of Bronze Age petroglyphs of animals, sun gods, and warriors in the Tamgaly Gorge, about 170 km northwest of Almaty, in Kazakhstan. This watercolour sketch is a composite of several of these rock paintings, some of which are about 3500 years old. Found in 1957, the gorge was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

This is the fourth site highlighted in the design timeline for the second millennium BCE, below.

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