HERITAGE/ Rock Art Sites around the World

All around the world travelers can come across caves and grottos with remarkable paintings of historical importance. Discover the rock art in Portugal, France, India and even Algeria.


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Portugal’s Distinctive Rock Art Rescued, Now Acclaimed as Unique in the World destination

Portugal’s Distinctive Rock Art Rescued, Now Acclaimed as Unique in the World

William Law

I count myself as a fairly well informed amateur when it comes to our Ice Age ancestors’ artistic endeavors which seem to have flourished between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, particularly in Europe. It is exciting indeed to see the growing touristic interest in travelling to see and learn about the art created under a variety of very challenging conditions so long ago. The summer of 2013 expanded my own appreciation of ancient rock art beyond France and Spain into a country where the predictable...
Algeria: Tassili n'Ajjer Is the Gem in the Sahara Desert destination

Algeria: Tassili n'Ajjer Is the Gem in the Sahara Desert

Daniel A. Tanner

The Sahara Desert of Algeria is the backdrops of marvelous mountain ranges popularly known as the Tassili n'Ajjer. The mountain range covers a staggering 72,000 sq. km of the south east of beautiful Algeria, bordering Libya and Niger. It was here where a world class tourist attraction site was discovered in early 1930s and since then it has never ceased to amaze its visitors from all around the world. Tassili n'Ajjer is home to thousands of ancient paintings that are believed to have been delica...
Mysterious Prehistoric Cave Art Exhibitions in the Dordogne destination

Mysterious Prehistoric Cave Art Exhibitions in the Dordogne

Dan Rang

The stunning Dordogne valley lacks little when it comes to attractions for tourists: lush river valleys, picture-postcard rustic villages, medieval castles and chateaus – they all have made it one of France’s hottest travel destinations for a long time. But there is another reason why it seduces tourists and artists, writers and historians alike. Go to the Vezere Valley in the Dordogne region of central France and you will find a hotbed of relics of our ancient past. Between Montignac and Les E...
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters Are a Display of Human Art destination

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters Are a Display of Human Art

Daniel A. Tanner

The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka is an archaeological UNESCO World Heritage Site found at the foothills of Vindhyan Mountains of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is made up of imposing rock caves that were evidently used by early man as shelter. The points of interest in the area are the vivid rock paintings which archaeologists date back thousands of years. It is believed that Homo erectus inhabited the area during the Mesolithic and Paleolithic period. The rock art is a clear indication that civilizati...