India’s oldest art gallery dates back to the Stone Age

A walk through Bhimbetka is like a crash course in history. Photo: Harnoor Channi-Tiwary

A walk through Bhimbetka is like a crash course in history. Photo: Harnoor Channi-Tiwary

Which is the oldest monument or site you have visited?

The Taj Mahal? It’s 364 years old.

How about the Golden Temple? 413 years old. 445-year-old Macha Pichu? Or the intricate stone temples of Khajuraho? They’re a thousand years old.

Let’s go as far back as Harappa and Mohenjodaro, both of which thrived around 5,000 years ago, as did the Egyptian pyramids of Giza. Can you think of any site older than that?

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