Contours of petroglyphs on the upper terrace of Beyukdash Mountain in Gobustan (Picture 1). Petroglyph of aurochs or wild ox, which is considered extinct today. On the left it is possible to see some figures of headless women. These images are one of the most ancient ones in Gobustan, and can be dated back to the Upper Paleolith. The image of deer dates back to later period.
Petroglyphs on the upper terrace of Beyukdash Mountain (Picture 2). Petroglyphs on the upper terrace of Beyukdash Mountain. Upper Paleolith is the period of flourishment of artistic creativity in the history of mankind and formation of petroglyphic accumulations in many parts of the world. Some of the petroglyphs of Gobustan can be dated back to this period. Images of aurochs are one of the most ancient ones in Gobustan. The age of these images is 15000 years old.
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