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Rock Art

Below is an illustrated index of the 10 Rock Art profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.

  • Alta Rock Carvings
    North Norway, Norway
    Dating from 4200 to 500 BC, the petroglyphs at Alta are an important record of prehistoric life near the Arctic Circle.
  • Coa Valley Rock Art
    North Portugal, Portugal
    Discovered in the 1990s, this is one of the most important collections of prehistoric rock art in the world. It has been designated a World Heritage Site.
  • Columbia Hills Petroglyphs
    Washington, USA
    Located along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington, Columbia Hills State Park is home to a remarkable collection of Native American rock art.
  • Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
    Easter Island (Polynesian: Rapa Nui; Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is an island in the South Pacific belonging to Chile, famous for its colossal statues.
  • Lascaux Caves
    This famous cave complex in southwest France contains some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art in the world. The paintings, which mainly depict majestic animals, are some 17,000 years old.
  • Nazca Lines
    A high plateau in southern Peru is home to the remarkable Nazca Lines - giant earth drawings of a hummingbird, monkey, spider, lizard, and other shapes created between 200 BC and 600 AD.
  • Peterborough Petroglyphs
    Ontario, Canada
    A remarkable collection of over 900 images of animals, humans and symbols carved in crystalline limestone between 900 and 1400 AD.
  • Samaipata Rock Carvings
    A unique archaeological site in the mountains of central Bolivia, El Fuerte de Samaipata is a stone hill carved with a wide variety of animal and geometric figures.
  • Superstition Mountain
    Arizona, USA
    This mysterious volcanic rock formation in Arizona is the subject of many Native American legends and contains ancient hieroglyphs.
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
    Northern Territory, Australia
    Uluru is a massive sandstone rock in central Australia that is sacred to the native Anangu people. In recent years, Uluru has also become important for New Age practitioners.