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Peru is among world's 15 rock art-richest countries

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    General coordinator of the IFRAO Robert Bednarik. Photo: Peruvian Association of Rock Art (APAR).
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    General coordinator of the IFRAO Robert Bednarik. Photo: Peruvian Association of Rock Art (APAR).
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    General coordinator of the IFRAO Robert Bednarik. Photo: Peruvian Association of Rock Art (APAR).

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Trujillo, Jul. 12 (ANDINA).
Peru is among the 15 countries with the greatest concentration of rock art sites in the world, said Robert Bednarik, president of the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations (IFRAO).

This proves that rock art (petroglyphs, geoglyphs, pictograms and portable art) was one of the key cultural components in the history of Peru, he explained.

"The Nazca Lines, one of the most famous sites with geoglyphs in the world, is proof that rock art in Peru was very important," he told Andina news agency.

Bednarik, who is also president of the Australian Rock Art Association, said there are also other sites with geoglyphs as the Santo Domingo creek in La Libertad, the archaeological sites of Checta in Lima region, La Galgada in Ancash region.

"Nevertheless, authorities have neglected the study and preservation of this valuable evidence [rock art], which make Peruvians recognize their history," he said during his stay in the northern city of Trujillo.

Robert Bednarik returned to Peru after 24 years at the invitation of the Peruvian Association of Rock Art (APAR). On Friday July 13, he is scheduled to give a lecture titled "Progress of scientific research on rock art" at San Marcos University in Lima.

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Publicado: 12/7/2012

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