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Petroglyphs of Tamdy River Valley.

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Petroglyphs of the Karaganda region.

Petroglyphs of the Tamdy River Valley are located 50 kilometers west of the village of Ulytau and 2 kilometers north of the Baitleu wintering, on the right bank of the Tamdy River in the Ulytau district of the Karaganda region.
Single cave paintings and rare multi-figure scenes are painted on red-brown diorite-porphyrite sandstones and dispersed at a distance of about 1 kilometer. Most of the petroglyphs are concentrated in the middle reaches of the river.
Here on the surface of massive rocks and rocky outcrops destroyed by wind erosion, 18 planes with 130 images were found. Among them, the following percentage ratio is observed: horses (24%), camels (13%), mountain goats (4%), bulls (3%), anthropomorphic images (10%).
Single recorded: rider on a horse, predator, snake, dog, bird, as well as vague images (14%).

Authority:
M.V. Bedelbaeva, V.A. Novozhenov, N.V. Novozhenova. "Fine monuments of the Kazakh small hills". Karaganda State University named after academician E.A. Buketova. Saryarka Archaeological Institute. Karaganda. 2015.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.