Who depicted some mysterious and random lines over a rock formation in Haldeikish, Hunza? Nobody is clear in answering this question. However this amazing rock has become a cultural asset of extreme importance. The art over this rock consists of some figures , inscriptions and carved compositions. According to a strong belief, these Chinese and Sogdian inscriptions belong to Kushana period. The names and pictures of some of the Kushana emperors are also engraved on the sacred rocks of Hunza.
This sacred rock of Hunza in Pakistan is located on the left bank of the Hunza River on a hill top almost a mile away from Karimabad. This amazing cultural heritage is situated on the famous Karakorum Highway and it is a 200 yards long and 30 ft. high rock structure. The archaeologists divide the sacred rock of Hunza in two portions as the upper portion mainly consist of inscriptions in Kharoshthi, Brahmi, Proto-Sarada, Sarada and Sogdian languages. Mostly the names of the Kushana emperors and the names of other emperors Kanishka and Huviskha etc., appear in these inscriptions. Similarly, in one of the Brahami inscriptions, the name of Trukha or Turk king Ramudasa is also mentioned.
In the other portion of the sacred rock of Hunza in Pakistan, there are numerous, in fact thousands of carvings of ibexes which is testimony for being the Ibex as the cultural symbol in this area since Pre-historic era. The figures of Ibexes have shown them in different hunting situations along with some horned human deities playing with ibexes. Natural disasters are also the biggest threat to this wonderful cultural heritage as the sudden uprising of the water level at the Hunza river might sweep away this cultural wonder at any time.