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Rock Art Encounters "Moratalla 2012" (12/11/2012)

Ways of thinking, ways of expression |

They have performed in the city of Moratalla first encounters rock art "MORATALLA 2012", under the theme "The imaginary prehistoric. Modes of thinking, ways of expression", will start on November 23 with a conference on "Art Rock and environment "archaeologist Emiliano Hernandez Carrion, and with the opening of the exhibition" The imaginary prehistoric. modes of thinking, ways of expression, "which features reproductions of Juan Lopez del Toro and texts from cave painting specialist archaeologist Miguel Angel Mateo Saura.

On Thursday November 29 there will be a second conference entitled "Why is painted on the rocks?" By the archaeologist also Jordan Juan Francisco Montes, and Sunday December 2 will close this first cycle with a day of activities Open consisting of a tour of the shelters of the Calar Canaica and Rock Art Center "House of Christ."

This is a new local initiative focused on the enhancement and dissemination of one of the assets most important cultural and Moratalla, rock art, property on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1998, and the municipality owns more than half of the sets of the Region of Murcia, and some of the most striking and representative of the entire Mediterranean Basin.

During the presentation of these Rupeste Art Encounters, mayor, Antonio Garcia, accompanied by the Councillor for Citizen Participation, Mari Cruz Fernandez, and the Councillor for Tourism, Juan Soria, said that these meetings are a proposal that "born with a clear desire for continuity, as we believe that these initiatives are very useful for our local development, tourism and culture, while having significant potential for future growth. Indeed, we intend to organize at least once or twice a year ".

Also, Antonio García has stated that "the organization of these first meetings of Rock Art seeks to create a stable framework for reflection, dissemination, study and enjoyment of these wonderful cultural events, with the aim of bringing our population and all visitors to our country to these cultural properties, and all aspects that revolve around them: from the constraints of the primeval landscape that developed in these cultures to modern dating techniques, maintenance and cleaning, from mere aesthetic contemplation of this "art" attempts to explain their meaning from social awareness about the importance of their protection, to the potential of tourism and cultural development enclosing rock paintings ".

All these aspects will accommodate these and future meetings Rock Art to complement other efforts being made by the City Council of Moratalla aimed at the enhancement of rock art, such as the revival of Rock Art Center or the regularization visits to the shelters, and the implementation of the project "4D Rock Art" which is already beginning to work in collaboration with the Councils of Jumilla, Yecla, Nerpio and Hellin, and for which some 75,000 have been obtained € the Ministry of Culture.

Antonio Garcia thanked the collaboration of all participants in this initiative, and stressed the need to position the city as a regional reference in the field of rock art.

Finally, he encouraged people to participate in these activities, for Rock Art Encounters serve to establish a dialogue and reflection on these goods that "we are fortunate to have inherited from our ancestors, and we have the obligation to keep between all. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Moratalla

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