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Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde

Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Côa Valley and Siega Verde: The Prehistoric rock art sites of Siega Verde, together with the Portuguese Prehistoric rock art Sites of Côa Valley, consists of a series of rock carvings from the Upper Palaeolithic period. The rock art of Siega Verde is situated in Spain, along the River Agueda, a tributary of the Douro. The rock carvings of Siega Verde were made 20.000-12.000 years ago. The rock carvings were discovered in 1988. The rock art of Siega Verde form the largest ensemble of Palaeolithic engravings in Spain. Hundreds of animal figures were carved on the rocks over several millennia. About 645 rock carvings are spread on the left bank of the River Agueda, they mainly represent aurochs, bulls, deer, goats and horses. The rock art of Siega Verde is similar to the rock art of the Côa Valley in Portugal and some of the rock carvings in the caves of Northern Spain. The rock art of Siega Verde and Côa Valley represent the most remarkable Paleolithic rock art on the Iberian Peninsula. The Prehistoric rock art sites of Côa Valley and Siega Verde were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998. Some other prehistoric rock art sites elsewhere in Europe: Alta, Tanum and Val Camonica.

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Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - The Prehistoric rock art of Siega Verde is situated in the municipality Villar de la Yegua in Spain. The rock art of Siega Verde mainly...

The Prehistoric rock art of Siega Verde is situated in the municipality Villar de la Yegua in Spain. The rock art of Siega Verde mainly represent aurochs, bulls, deer, goats and horses. Together with the Prehistoric rock art sites of Côa Valley in Portugal, the Prehistoric rock art sites of Siega Verde in Spain gained the as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  1. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - The Prehistoric rock art of Siega Verde is situated in the municipality Villar de la Yegua in Spain. The rock art of Siega Verde mainly...

    The Prehistoric rock art of Siega Verde is situated in the municipality Villar de la Yegua in Spain. The rock art of Siega Verde mainly represent aurochs, bulls, deer, goats and horses. Together with the Prehistoric rock art sites of Côa Valley in Portugal, the Prehistoric rock art sites of Siega Verde in Spain gained the as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  2. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - Prehistoric Rock Art Site of Siega Verde: The rock art of Siega Verde is situated in Spain, spread on the banks of the River Agueda, a tributary...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Site of Siega Verde: The rock art of Siega Verde is situated in Spain, spread on the banks of the River Agueda, a tributary of the River Douro. About 645 rock art carvings are distributed on the left bank of the River Agueda. The Prehistoric man used a mixed technique of engraving and pecking, a sharp-edged flake of stone was probably used as a tool.

  3. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: The rock art of Siega Verde mainly represent horses, deer, goats, aurochs and bulls, but...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: The rock art of Siega Verde mainly represent horses, deer, goats, aurochs and bulls, but here are also rock engravings of bisons, reindeers and the woolly rhinoceros, which was not yet extinct at that time. The rock drawings of Siega Verde are usually depicted in small groups, but there are also drawings of isolated animals.

  4. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - The Prehistoric r ock art aite of Siega Verde was discovered in 1988. There are several rock drawings of horses with three heads,...

    The Prehistoric rock art aite of Siega Verde was discovered in 1988. There are several rock drawings of horses with three heads, the three heads probably suggest the movement of the neck. The rock art of Siega Verde is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain).

  5. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - Prehistoric Rock Art Site of Siega Verde: The rock art of Siega Verde is located inside a protected archaeological area. The site...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Site of Siega Verde: The rock art of Siega Verde is located inside a protected archaeological area. The site consists of a series of 94 rock art panels, about 645 rock carvings are spread over three kilometres of rock. Visits of the rock art of Siega Verde start at the Visitor Centre near Serranillo, the rock art can only be visited with a guided tour.

  6. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: This rock art panel depicts a group of animals, among them a bull and a horse. Visits to the Siega...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: This rock art panel depicts a group of animals, among them a bull and a horse. Visits to the Siega Verde rock art site near Serranillo is not guaranteed without advanced booking. Visits to the archaeological rock art site of Siega Verde are made in small groups accompanied by a guide. Not all the rock engravings can be visited.

  7. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: Hundreds of animals figures were carved into the rocks of Siega Verde 20.000-12.000 years...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: Hundreds of animals figures were carved into the rocks of Siega Verde 20.000-12.000 years ago, during the Upper Palaeolithic or Late Stone Age. The Côa Valley in Portugal and Siega Verde in Spain form one of the largest open air sites of Prehistoric rock art in the world.

  8. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: The first rock drawings of Siega Verde were discovered in 1988. The Prehistoric rock art of...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: The first rock drawings of Siega Verde were discovered in 1988. The Prehistoric rock art of Siega Verde is similar to the rock art of Côa Valley in Portugal. The rock art of Siega Verde and Côa Valley represent the most remarkable Paleolithic rock art on the Iberian Peninsula.

  9. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: A rock carving of a bull. The rock art of Siega Verde is similar to the rock art of Côa...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: A rock carving of a bull. The rock art of Siega Verde is similar to the rock art of Côa Valley in Portugal and some of the rock art in the caves of Northern Spain. The rock art of Siega Verde is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Côa Valley and Siega Verde.

  10. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - The Siega Verde Bridge was built in the centre of the rock art site in 1924. At that time, the rock paintings of Siega Verde were not yet...

    The Siega Verde Bridge was built in the centre of the rock art site in 1924. At that time, the rock paintings of Siega Verde were not yet discovered. The rock art of Siega Verde remained hidden under layers of moss until 1988. The Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Côa Valley and Siega Verde were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.