Mystery of Zarautsay

Zarautsay- grotto in Kuhitang mountains, Sherabad District of Surkhandarya province. A gallery of drawings has been preserved on the walls of the rock grotto on a height of over 2000 m. above sea level. The rock-paintings were discovered in 1939 by a hunter I.F.Lomaev who reported about them to the director of Surkhandarya regional ethnographic museum G.V.Parfyonov . Later G.V. Parfyonov fulfilled detailed description of these rock paintings. The paintings were done with red ocher on a surface of the lime scale grotto.