THE ROCK ART PETROGLYPHS OF CAMPECHE ISLAND

ROCK ART PETROGLYPHS OF CAMPECHE ISLAND

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On the northern end of the island is a marvellous panel of Running Wavy lines.
 
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Panel of Running Wavy lines
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Panel of Running Wavy lines
 
The north shore of the island is covered with a mass of beautifully sculptured granite boulders (below left), On the northern end of the island near the giant standing rock is a great panel of petroglyphs.
 
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Great Panel of Petroglyphs
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Sculptured Branite Boulders
 
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Wonderfully Carved Rock
On returning to the beach we had one more amazing petroglyph to see. This was discovered by Hugo Alaluf. Researcher and Tourist Guide to Campeche, known as "The Angel of Campeche", in 1996. He is called "Angel" by Keler Lucas, because he collects 2 tons of tourist rubbish every year, without being paid! His reward has been the discovery of this wonderfully carved rock, which is unique.
 
Below left, A magnificent Mask down by the shoreline of the east coast. This Mask has a line and dots down the right hand side to make it unique. Below to the right another example of a giant panel of Masks and Manikins carved of a massive granite face on the eastern coast.
 
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Masks and Manikins
Campeche Rock Art Petroglyphs
Magnificent Mask
 
 
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