Prehistoric Rock Art Trails

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Cantabria Region (Spain) and La Dor..
Cantabria Region (Spain) and La Dor..
31/01/2017
The Counsellor of Culture of Cantabria, Mr Ramon Ruiz, and the President of the Department of La Dordogne, Mr Germinal Peiro, have signed in the city of Périgueux a collaboration agreement on Rock Art and Archaeological Tourism. The final goal of this agreement is to cooperate instituti..
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European Rock Art Trails representa..
European Rock Art Trails representa..
07/12/2016
Representatives of European Rock Art Trails will attend to Lascaux's replica opening next 10th of december. Dordogne's Department is a partner of European Rock Art Trails since the 18th of november, date of 2016's General Assembly.
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Cultural Routes of Spain, in World ..
Cultural Routes of Spain, in World ..
04/11/2016
Cinco grandes rutas culturales de España estarán presentes en la nueva edición de la feria internacional World Travel Market que se celebra la próxima semana en Londres. Caminos de Arte Rupestre Prehistórico, Ruta Vía de la Plata, Camino del Cid, Rutas ..
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A Cultural Route of Council of Europe

The Cultural Route CARP offers 112 great Archaeological and Rock Art sites with the main scientific, cultural, artist and archaeological interest. All these sites are opened to the knowledge and the enjoyment of the European and World society. Currently, more than 1.9 million visitors come each year to the places where the first inhabitants of Europe produced their transcendental rock art, an art full of symbolism motivated by religious belief and full of references to Nature, forming the first Cultural Landscapes of Europe.The vast majority of these places have a great symbolic value and are part of the European Cultural Heritage, but also they are elements that support the local identity. This symbolic value has been recognized in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.The relationship between Prehistoric Rock Art and Landscape is used to produce a thematic tourism offer that integrates Culture and Nature, Landscape and Cultural Heritage. This contributes to a sustainable development of the rural communities where are located all the sites that compose the Cultural Route.

EUROPEAN CULTURAL ROUTE & UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

More than 150 Rock Art sites are open to the public in Europe, concentrated in countries like Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal, and particularly, France and Spain. Many are small sites (a cave, a rock shelter, a small museum ...), but there are locations with significant tourism infrastructures where it is possible to see large archaeological sites. The cultural and tourist interest of the first art of the Prehistory of Europe has been noted by UNESCO recognising as World Heritage 9 sites: Alta (Norway), Tanum (Sweden), Brú-na-Bóinne (Ireland), Valcamonica (Italy), the caves of the Vézère Valley (France), Altamira and other caves of the Cantabrian Region (Spain), the rock shelters with Levantine Art of the Mediterranean Coast (Spain), Foz Côa and Siega Verde sites (Portugal-Spain) and the Cave of Pont d'Arc named Chauvet (France). To this list we can added the Medieval Rock Art from the Rupestrian Churches of Matera (Basilicata, Italy).


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON EUROPEAN SITES MANAGEMENT WITH PREHISTORIC ROCK ART WORLD HERITAGE

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON EUROPEAN SITES MANAGEMENT WITH PREHISTORIC ROCK ART WORLD HERITAGE

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