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New Petroglyhs site discovered at Mekala Benchi in Andhra Pradesh
About 80 petroglyhs have been discovered at Mekala Benchi in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
After Kandanathi, this is Andhra Pradesh’s second largest petroglyph site which contains About 80 petroglyhs. Kandanathi, with 200 petroglyphs, is also in Kurnool district.
Petroglyphs are rock carvings.
Mekala Benchi rock carvings are from the Neolithic to the Megalithic period and Kandanathi’s carvings range from the prehistoric to the historic period.
Boulders, one known as ‘Boodida Konda’ (ash-coloured hill) and the other an unnamed granite hillock, mostly have images of bulls or bull-riding, and human figures, an elephant, tiger-like animals and cupules.