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Begins lecture: See what our own eyes (15/02/2013)

The Lecture "Look what our own eyes" organized the Municipal Library, begins on Thursday February 21, with the conference "Petroglyphs of the municipality of Jumilla" by D.

Cayetano González Herrero, Director of the Municipal Museum of Ethnography and Jerónimo Molina Natural Science, to be held at the Centre for Sociocultural Roque Baños 20 hours.

The petroglyphs are engraved on rocks symbolic designs, made by abrading the surface layer.

Many were made by our prehistoric ancestors.

They are the closest ancestor of the pre-writing symbols.

Its use as a form of communication is dated to 10,000 BC.


and can reach up to modern times in some cultures and places.

the word comes from the Greek words petros (stone) and gloyphein (carving).

Originally, was coined in French as pétroglyphe.

Their study has shown that they can be classified by their purpose as religious, astronomical, for collection and storage of water or even magical rituals.


Cayetano Smith and published in 2004 the "First Catalogue of petroglyphs Jumilla term" being considered one of the greatest scholars and experts on the subject, in addition to continuing the work of locating, cataloging and studies thereof.

This is an activity included in the Agenda Cultural Council of Culture.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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