UNESCO has included in its
World-wide Patrimony listing a whole of Rock Art from different continents recognizing
therefore the importance of giving to know and to safeguard these millenarian expressions
of human creation.
In 1998 UNESCO included in
this list the Rock Art of the Mediterranean Arc of the Iberian Peninsula, very rich zone in this
type of artistic expression that goes from the Pyrenees to the province of Granada and
that luckily has obtained an important protection.
Inexplicably, the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga has been left outside
this measurement of artistic wholes. Important enclaves as the Cave of La Pileta, the Cave
of Ardales, the Cave of Nerja or the Cave of the Moro, that obvious belongs to the
Mediterranean Arc, has not been included in this list of official protection.
Without the incorporation of these stations named
(Southern Art) by Lothar Bergmann
, one cannot really speak about an
Mediterranean Arc. Therefore, this platform is added to the campaign initiated by
AGEDPA (Asociación Gaditana para el Estudio y la Defensa del Patrimonio
Arqueológico), to request the inclusion of these Southerns locations in the World-wide
Patrimony list of UNESCO.
English version by Micaela