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Friday, 26 June 2015

ROCK ART IN GILGIT-BALTISTAN

The Gilgit-Baltistan was dominated by Buddhism, which left different rock
recorded compositions and pictures going back between 5000 BC to 8th. Century AD. Nearly 20000 focuses are discovered yet the vital spots are Chilas Rock Inscriptions, Manthal rock cut figure of Buddha, Kargah Buddha, Danyore Rock and the Sacred Rocks of Ganish etc.
There are thousands of ancient art carvings and inscriptions in the proposed site of the Diamer-Basha Dam which may vanish forever. GB is about to lose a standout amongst the most valuable rock craftsmanship carvings because of development of the Diamer-Basha Dam. The proposed site of the dam has around 30,000 old workmanship carvings and engravings which may vanish perpetually because of the development of this repository.
The Gilgit-Baltiatan is an uneven district which lies between the western Himalayas, the Korakoram in the east and the Hindukush in the west. Here, the intersection of the antiquated courses made the upper Indus a support and junction of distinctive civilizations.
The intersection of the old courses made the upper Indus a support and junction of diverse developments.
Explorers, intruders, dealers, travelers and artisans from distinctive ages and societies utilized the fabulous silk course and its branches to enter in the locale. A hefty portion of them cleared out their social and religious signs on the stones, rocks and precipices.
The sun-tanned smooth rocks pulled in more guests and pioneers to cut their own particular signs, images, engravings and fine arts on the same areas. What's more, henceforth, steadily a stone workmanship document collected in the territory and in the long run turned into a wonderland of approximately 50,000 stone carvings and 5,000 engravings from diverse civilizations running from the eighth thousand years BC to the happening to Islam (since the 16th century AD) in the locale. 
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