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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 firmament, intrinsically linked to the Earth, is the stage for events and happenings that are relevant to human beings. Analysis of astronomical implications among the archaeological landmarks of the Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape, such as Risco Caído, Roque Bentayga or Acusa, indicates intentionality in relationships with the heavens that are as-yet unknown. They suggest that monitoring the path of the celestial bodies was an important factor for ancient villagers in terms of finding their way and the intention of many pre-Hispanic sanctuaries, participating directly in the population’s symbolic and spiritual world.

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  • 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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