Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Bends of the Guadiana

The importance, for the prehistoric mind - in what respects the implantation of sacred sites - of the bends of the rivers, showed on two major european ritual sites (see the two previous posts), is very well exemplified on the Alqueva rock art. Actually, the most important concentrations of carvings are located close to the two major curves of the Guadiana river, called, in portuguese, respectively, the Moinho da Volta and Retorta, both refering to the acentuated bends of the river.

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