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Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape

Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape2019

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The sacred mountain spaces are some of the most eloquent expressions of the landscapes, constructed, designed and experienced by the Canary-Amazigh people, home to particularly sophisticated forms of symbolic domination. In them, the humanised space goes hand in hand with idolatry to bind together perception and action, ideal and material, sacred and profane. Different cultural representations of these populations, from artificial painted caves to engravings of pubic triangles and Libyco-Berber alphabetic inscriptions, as seen on archaeological sites such as Risco Caído, Roque Bentayga, Cueva de las Estrellas or Cueva Candiles, are spread across the Cultural Landscape.

Details

  • Title: Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape
  • Creator: Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Spain
  • Rights: Cabildo de Gran Canaria
  • Location: Spain
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (iii)(v)
  • Date of Inscription: 2019
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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