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.

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