Cave Paintings

Domboshava Cave Painting: Elephant

Domboshava Cave Painting: Antelope

Domboshava Cave Painting: Rhinozeros

Domboshava, Zimbabwe

From what I’ve found on the web, those cave paintings date back 5000-6000 years. Domboshava is supposed to have been a spiritual center regarding a cult of rain, and it was declared a national monument already in 1936.


  1. I was hoping you might show some photographs of the paintings. It’s even awe inspiring looking at the photos, I wonder how you felt standing in front of them.

  2. … and, Martina, it was a complete surprise: My friends, one from Zimbabwe, one from Munich, didn’t tell me a single word! So my mouth literally fell open … and after a short while the photographic part of the brain kicked in and made me record what I saw.

  3. Looking at those paintings… it makes you wonder how many jpeg’s and mp3’s will still be around in 5000 years…

    1. Hmm, in relation to the small number of humans then and guessing the multitude of (slowly done) paintings they may have created – maybe we will be not too bad after all? No, just kidding, most probably there are not much things as volatile as lumps of bytes.

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