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Petroglyphs of Chiili.

The Best Uzbekistan Petroglyphs Tours.

“That was the day the ancient songs of blood and war spilled from a hole in the sky
And there was a long moment as we listened and fell silent in our grief and then one by one, we stood tall and came together and began to sing of life and love and all that is good and true
And I will never forget that day when the ancient songs died because there was no one in the world to sing them” 

Brian Andreas.

Petroglyphs Visitor Guide Uzbekistan.

Chiili petroglyphs are located in the Karatau mountains in the Navoi region. Rare images are found on ledge rocks, on the slopes of the gorge. Images of two-humped camels, horses, and oxen dated to the Bronze Age are mainly represented here.
Many images of human footprints and ornamental motifs of meander type are dated to the IInd millennium B.C. The Chiili Gorge petroglyphs are engraved, pecked, abraded, or incised with a stone or metal tool. A.V. Oskin surveyed them in the 1970’s.

Muhiddin Khujanazarov.

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.