Sunday, February 26, 2017

ancient history

Apparently Portugal has the biggest menhir in Iberia. Who knew? Well there's not much to it— it's a large, phallic stone among some trees on the outskirts of a cute village called Meada. We decided to also check out some prehistoric rock paintings, which date back to the third millennia BCE. Most of the images are badly worn, but you can still make out some hatchmarks and what seem to be human and bird-like figures painted in a beautiful red ochre.

One of these days I'm going to have to make it to Altamira and Lascaux!

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