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Journey Across Iran: Creating A Link with Prehistoric Art

By Ahmad Nadalian, RiverArt.Net

On the 20th of March I traveled to Meymand, a prehistoric site near Shahr Babak of Kerman-Iran. The village consists of a number of amazing natural and man made caves that are still used today for housing and shelter.

In the vicinity of Meymand I was able to study primitive carved stones, some of which date to prehistoric times. It was an exciting opportunity for me to learn more about the technique of prehistoric stone carving. The ancients did not use a hammer and chisel, but rather a type of local, pointed stone which is hard enough to carve images onto the rocks. I learned this technique from a local shepherd. This carving tradition is still practiced in the region today. Ultimately, I was able to carve some of my own images on the rocks of this prehistoric landscape.

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