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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 located 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 Côa Valley in Portugal and some of the engravings 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 Rock Art of Siega Verde is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Côa Valley and Siega Verde. The Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Côa Valley and Siega Verde gained the status as 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 located in the municipality Villar de la Yegua. The rock art  mainly represent aurochs,...

The Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde is located in the municipality Villar de la Yegua.

The rock art  mainly represent aurochs, bulls, deer, goats and horses. The Prehistoric Rock

Art Sites of Siega Verde in Spain, together with the Portuguese Prehistoric Rock Art Sites

of Côa Valley, gained the as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  1. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - The Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde is located in the municipality Villar de la Yegua. The rock art  mainly represent aurochs,...

    The Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde is located in the municipality Villar de la Yegua.

    The rock art  mainly represent aurochs, bulls, deer, goats and horses. The Prehistoric Rock

    Art Sites of Siega Verde in Spain, together with the Portuguese Prehistoric Rock Art Sites

    of Côa Valley, 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 located in Spain,  spread on the banks of the River Agueda, a...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Site of Siega Verde: The Rock Art of Siega Verde is located 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 Rock Art Sites

    of Côa Valley and Siega Verde gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  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...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: The Rock Art of Siega Verde mainly represent

    horses, deer, goats, aurochs and bulls. There are also rock engravings of bisons, reindeers

    and the woolly rhinoceros, which was not yet extinct at that time. The rock drawings are

    usually depicted in small groups, but drawings of isolated animals are also frequent.

  4. Prehistoric Rock Art of Siega Verde - The Prehistoric Rock Art Site of Siega Verde was discovered in 1988. There are several rock drawings of horses with three...

    The Prehistoric Rock Art Site 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...

    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 are made in small

    groups accompanied by a guide. The visit to the Siega Verde Rock Art Site near Serranillo

    is not guaranteed without advanced booking.

  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...

    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 drwawings of Siega Verde were discovered in 1988. The Rock Art of Siega...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: The first rock drwawings of Siega Verde were

    discovered in 1988. The 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 bull. The Rock Art of Siega Verde is similar to the Rock Art of Côa Valley in...

    Prehistoric Rock Art Sites of Siega Verde: 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.