San Rock Art Underberg South Africa
The Drakensberg Mountains, besides their natural beauty, are home to one of the largest art galleries in the world. There are hundreds of painted rock overhangs or shelters, with literally thousands of individual paintings in them. This amazing treasure trove of art was left behind by the Bushmen who inhabited the Drakensberg for at least 10 000 years. Sadly, they are no longer with us, but their paintings are, and they provide not only much beauty and fascination, but also a glimpse of the inner workings of their compassionate and caring society. For thousands of years, the San Bushman used caves and rock faces to express themselves and conduct religious and spiritual ceremonies by painting pictures of animals, hunts and interpretations of the world around them. Many of these early works of art have remained in pristine condition.
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