Back in the day when I resided in London, I treasured the British Musuem and frequently took a detour through the first floor on my way to my wonderful classes. And while I did find the Rosetta Stone randomly on my last walk through the doors, I never really saw rocks. Thankfully, there is the internet.
The British Museum has an African Rock Art Image project that features images of rock art from the continent. Currently, there are 8558 images out of a total 25,000 that have been digitized. The museum is pretty hype about it becuase of the progress it shows in being a functioning 21st century insitution with a digital footprint, and also the ability to save the art. But beyond that this rock art collection is a treasure trove of stories waiting to be told.What tale could you tell with this one?
This art isn’t primitive or lacking any iota of the beauty seen in more traditional arts. It’s precious.
Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem.