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engraving rock benahoarita , it was located on the edge of the Caldera de Taburiente and ran serious danger of deterioration or disappearance, has been recovered thanks to the collaboration between the ministries of Environment and Culture of the Cabildo of La Palma. In the rescue was also involved staff of the National Park of the Caldera de Taburiente and of the company Tragsa, according to a press release from the Cabildo of La Palma.

The engraved rock was part of the walls that delimit the path that runs along the edges of the Caldera de Taburiente to its passage by the municipality of Windward . It was discovered by chance by Antonio Rodríguez Lerín and Álvaro Rodríguez Felipe June 11, and consists of a panel, triangular in shape and over 100 pounds of weight, which is supported by a loose stone 82 by 44 inches and a thickness of 24 inches.

After studying various solutions , from the department of Culture came to the conclusion that it was best to transfer to a safe place, because he was in serious danger of being mutilated, covered in graffiti, or stolen. The chances were a lid, to move it away from the path or, simply, to turn around. “Finally, in response to its beauty, complexity, and a good state of conservation, opting for your move to a place where it was protected and could be enjoyed by our visitors,” says Jorge Pais, inspector of the Historical Heritage of the Cabildo and director of the Archaeological Museum Benahoarita.

Thematic complex

The subject matter is of great complexity and occupies all the surface of one of the sides of the panel. The grounds are a small spiral and meandriforme of great development, in some sections, it becomes wavy. Jorge Pais points out that it is one of the panels “the more beautiful and complex that have been discovered in the fields of grazing for the summer located on the edges of the Caldera de Taburiente ”.

The technical implementation was the cut-width and depth-average and presents a good condition . The work of rescue petroglyph have been carried out with the utmost care and has not suffered any type of damage.

The Archaeological Museum Benahoarita what will transfer temporarily to the National Park of the Caldera de Taburiente for their exhibition in the Visitor Center of The Stones. To do this, there will be a space individualized and will be protected in the interior of a display case , in such a way that it can be appreciated safe from any type of condition external.