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Сave paintings of Bohali.

Excursion tours on the cave paintings of Uzbekistan.

“If you follow the ancient maps written on the stars, no person will ever understand you. So if you could read these maps, would you follow them? And forever be misunderstood? Or would you close your eyes tightly and pretend to be like everyone else?” 

C. JoyBell C.

Excursions in petroglyphs of Uzbekistan.

The images in Bohali (Bakali) predominantly include people, mountain goats, predators, oxen, camels, horses, and many Arabic inscriptions. Images of horsemen, archers, “sun signs” (a circle divided into four equal parts) are also found in Bohali.
Bactrian camel images are most numerous. There also are images of “tailed” people in bird masks. Most images are covered with a thick layer of desert varnish. Several periods of petroglyphs were identified according to the intensity of the varnish and to stylistic characteristics.
The most ancient include images as thoroughly varnished as the surrounding rock. Petroglyphs at Bohali Spring are engraved, pecked, abraded, and incised with a stone or metal tool. A.V. Oskin dated most of them to the Bronze Age (Oskin 1985:10 - 15).
However, some panels may date to an earlier Neolithic period.

Muhiddin Khujanazarov.

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.