Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dolmens and Rock art near Aliyar - Coimbatore

Around 40 Dolemns near Mavadaippu Village -45 Kms from Aliyar were discovered by Prof. G. Chandrasekaran, Principal of the Government College of Fine Arts in Chennai, his colleague K. Natarajan and K.T. Gandhirajan and P. Manivannan. Gandhirajan is a postgraduate in Art History from Madurai-Kamaraj University, Madurai, and Manivannan is Senior Designer at The Hindu, Chennai.

The groups primary interest is in documenting rock art. They have been succcessful in locating Rock art as old as 3000 BC.I am adding one photo of rock art discovered by them. For more details on their work and more photos and interesting story on how they located the rock art site,please visit the link below.


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