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prehistoric tombs (Tumbas antropomorfas) Benalup
Spain

Benalup-Casas Viejas tuvo uno de sus mejores períodos de esplendor en la Prehistoria. Prueba de ello son las numerosas pinturas rupestres que podemos encontrar en las cuevas y las tumbas que forman el Tajo de Las Figuras. Situado en Sierra Momia, en un entorno natural dentro del Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales, en el término municipal de Benalup-Casas Viejas. Están consideradas como la estación de arte rupestre más importante del sur de España. Este conjunto pictórico data de finales del Paleolítico y de la 1ª etapa de la Edad de los Metales. Hoy en día sólo se puede acceder a La Cueva de Las Figuras, que da nombre a dicho Tajo. Se considera un auténtico santuario religioso prehistórico. Existen más de 500 figuras pintadas en las paredes de esta cueva, siendo un gran porcentaje aves, debido a la proximidad a la ya desecada Laguna de La Janda. Las tumbas antropomorfas son tumbas talladas en las rocas, en sitios altos, llanos, expuestas al sol y a la intemperie. Se propone una teoría según la cual las tumbas servían para la desecación y descarnación de los cadáveres antes de su inhumación (enterramiento).

Copyright: Jonathan Vazquez
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9848x4924
Taken: 29/05/2013
Uploaded: 03/07/2013
Updated: 14/10/2014
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Tags: benalup; monte; los alcornocales; parque nacional; bosque; tumbas; tumbas antropomorfas; prehistoria; prehistoric tombs; tumba; montana; cadiz; andalucia; cuevas; rupestres; pinturas; paleolitico; homo sapiens
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