Prehistoric Rock Art Trails

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EUROPEAN DRAWING CONTEST
EUROPEAN DRAWING CONTEST
04/09/2019
On the occasion of the EUROPEAN DAY OF PREHISTORIC ROCK ART (next 9th October 2019), PRAT-CARP Cultural Route organizes a drawing contest entitled "The first art of Europeans seen by Europeans of the future" which will be the thematic basis of an itinerary exhibition and a book t..
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ANNUAL FORUM 2019
ANNUAL FORUM 2019
29/08/2019
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the declaration of “Rock Drawings in Valcamonica”  as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/94/ - http://www.vallecamonicaunesco.it/?lang=en and thanks to the warm invitation of the CENTRO CAMUNO DI STUDI PREISTORICI (CC..
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9th October 2019, EUROPEAN DAY OF R..
9th October 2019, EUROPEAN DAY OF R..
12/06/2019
The Organizator Committee of European Heritage Days (Council of Europe & European Union) has included the "European Day of Rock Art" inside of the activities of the EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS 2019, that it will be celebrate under the motto "Arts and Entertainment" . All the ..
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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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EUROPEAN DAY OF ROCK ART

EUROPEAN DAY OF ROCK ART

Open doors day-Workshops-Special visits-Lectures-Music-Plastic Arts-Discoveries-Suprises
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