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Colour and power

Temporary exhibition

Rock art of San hunter gatherers in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg

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Salto de línea The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg mountain range is located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa and borders the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho. In the year 2000 it became the third place in South Africa to be declared World Heritage for its cultural and natural values.

Cultural values ​​are related to polychrome rock paintings made primarily by the San hunter gatherers. In a spectacular natural landscape, shelters and caves contain more than 40,000 paintings representing animals, human beings, scenes of everyday life and their beliefs. The oldest ones are dated in about 3000 years and only 150 years ago.

In the temporary exhibition Color and power: rock art of San hunter gatherers in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg we present some of the most illustrative images of this art, accompanied by a small selection of objects of the San material culture, provided by the National Museum of Anthropology of Madrid.Salto de línea

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