Portugal - Spain - Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde

"The Prehistoric rock-art ensemble in the Côa Valley, Portugal, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1998, is an exceptional concentration of rock carvings from the Upper Palaeolithic (22,000-10,000 B.C.) and is on a scale that makes it the most outstanding example of early human artistic activity in this form anywhere in the world. The archaeological zone of Siega Verde, in the Castilla y León region (Spain), completes the site. The 645 engravings were made on an impressive cliff, the result of erosion by the river. They are mostly figurative, representing animals, although some schematic and geometric figures have also been identified. The prehistoric rock-art sites of the Côa Valley and Siega Verde represent the most remarkable open-air ensemble of Palaeolithic art on the Iberian Peninsula." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1A - Portugal Coa Valley
Via Nova de Foz Coa. Rupestral engravings at Foz Coa, Portugal. Thans to Joao for mailing from Foz Coa. Postcard was cancelled on November 12, 2013 and arrived in Penang island on December 17, 2013. Took awhile to travel.




Postcard 1B - Portugal - Coa Valley
Postcard of Parque Arqueologico do Vale do Coa. Nice stamps used. Thanks to Ze of Pombal, Portugal. This postcard completes my Portugal UNESCO World Heritage collection. Obrigado.





Postcard 2 - Spain - Siega Verde
Rock Art site of Siega Verde. Thanks to Fabienne of Spain who visited this site and bought this postcard at the interpretation center there. Muchos gracias.


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