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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde, Portugal/Spain

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde are jointly recognized as a World Heritage Site of Portugal and Spain.

The Côa Valley Paleolithic Art is found in the valley of the Côa River in Portugal. In this site, thousands of engraved drawings have been discovered. They depict horses, bovines and other animals, as well as humans and abstract figures. The drawings are dated to between 22,000 and 10,000 years BC.


Prehistoric art of Siega Verde, Spain
Prehistoric art of Siega Verde, Spain
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The archaeological site at Siegta Verde is located in the municipality of Villar de la Yegua, in the province of Salamanca, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The drawings totaling 94 panels date from around 20,000 years ago. They were added to the World Heritage List in 2010.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Kyoto, Japan, on 30 November - 5 December, 1998.

Location: N40 41 51 W6 39 40
Inscription Year: 1998
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III

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