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The Council of Europe Cultural Route recognized as the "Highway of prehistoric rock art, which include the cave paintings of Monte Arabi (14/06/2010)

The Director of Culture Committee of the Council of Europe has awarded the distinction of candidacy Cultural Itinerary 'Prehistoric Rock Art Ways', which encompasses all visited sites with prehistoric rock art of Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Ireland, Sweden and Norway, meeting at the International certiorari 'Prehistoric Rock Art Ways. "

With the inclusion of this route in the list of the Council of Europe, the Region of Murcia "once again has big news in regard to issues of heritage," said Director of Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage, Enrique Ujaldón.

This recognition, recalled Ujaldón, will represent "a great opportunity to provide insight into the heritage of the region and work from the regional government developed in this regard."

With this approval, launches Europe's first Cultural Route of the Council of Europe based on historical places of European prehistory, thus recognizing that the first artistic expressions developed by Homo sapiens in caves, shelters, rock outcrops and megalithic structures, are an indication of their common past.

As a whole offers up to 100 large historical places of great scientific interest, cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, all open to knowledge and enjoyment of European and global society, forming a large network that will also develop joint scientific study expert training, maintenance, dissemination socio-cultural and sustainable tourism.

The Director of Fine Arts said that "the rock art of the Region of Murcia is one of the best examples in Europe with 110 coats, combines like no other environmental heritage and cultural values."

This route through the region of Murcia begins with sets of Songs of the brim and wrap Monte Arabi Noon in Yecla, where the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is carrying out preparation work.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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