Petroglyphs of Saimaluu-Tash is the largest collectionof petroglyphs in Central Asia, carved on basalt blocks. There are about 90,000of them in the Saimaluu-Tash tract. The complex is located in Jalal-Abad regionof Kyrgyzstan at an altitude of 3,000 meters above the sea level.

There are many single petroglyphs and multi-figured compositions in Saimaluu-Tash. The oldest petroglyphs in the tract saw the Bronze Age. They date back to the first millennium BC. More recent date back tothe 8th century AD.


The Saimaluu-Tash petroglyphs are very different, both in terms of the date and the style ofimages.

Ancient carved pictures on stones show the animal world: there are images of leopards, wolves, goats, red deer, and even elephants and lions. There are also images of domestic animals: horses, bulls and yaks.


The compositionson basalt blocks depict scenes of hunting, domestication of wild animals,ritual dances, gods in chariots and wagons, as well as demonic humanoid creatures.


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