THE ROCK ART PETROGLYPHS OF CAMPECHE ISLAND

ROCK ART PETROGLYPHS OF CAMPECHE ISLAND

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Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
The most important rock art sites are to be found on the islands of Santa Catarina, which must mean that the Native Indians considered these places to be very sacred. The population of recent years believed that the rock art petroglyphs marked the Jesuit’s hiding places for their gold, so they were constantly destroyed with dynamite by treasure seekers.
 
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Rock platform at the base of
the giant petroglyphs
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
On the east side of the island there is a
giant panel of petroglyphs on the cliff walls
 
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Giant 5 foot high Mask
On the east side of the island facing the Atlantic Ocean there is a giant panel of petroglyphs on the cliff walls. From the beach Keler Lucas lead me east up the path that crossed the island's saddle to the top of a cliff, from where we descended by a goat track to the shoreline of gigantic pink granite boulders. We climbed a 30 feet high cliff to reach an 8 foot wide platform whose back wall was covered by the most wonderful Geometric Petroglyphs. On the left of the panel was a giant 5 foot high mask.
 
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
The Great Hexagon Panel
The panel has about 60 perfect hexagons, each about 5 inches across and stacked together like a honeycomb. On the right are a similar number of 5 inch high equilateral triangles in horizontal sawtooth lines. Above the hexagons are more sawtooth triangles and to the left of them is 4 foot high panel of vertical wavy lines. On the platform beneath the Hexagon and Mask panel are two more petroglyph panels, one of checkered dots the other a net design (below).
 
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Net Design Petroglyph Panel
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Checkered Dots Petroglyph Panel
 
 
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