Rock Art of Vale do Coa

By Philippa Burne, UK, October 2011

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In northern Portugal, well inland from Porto, is a small rugged valley that was destined to be flooded into becoming a dam but is now a protected World Heritage national park. Why did its fortunes change so dramatically? Because someone realised that some scratchings in the rocks were actually Palaeolithic art.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Portugal Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Portugal.

Photo courtesy of Duca696 via Wikimedia Commons.

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