Cueva de Ambrosio - Varadero, Cuba
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie
N 23° 11.556 W 081° 09.778
17Q E 483322 N 2564850
Quick Description: Cueva de Ambrosio is located in Varadero, Cuba.
Location: Cuba
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 2:40:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMK2MZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fisnjack
Views: 5

Long Description:
In Varadero,on the Autopista Sur, you'll find this cave, which is an incredibly interesting sight due to some 47 pre-Columbian drawings, discovered in this 300m recess in 1961.

The black-and-red drawings feature the same concentric circles seen in similar paintings on the Isla de la Juventud, perhaps a form of solar calendar. The cave was also used as a refuge by escaped slaves.

The history of Cuba began with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 and the subsequent invasion of the island by the Spaniards. Aboriginal groups—the Guanahatabey, Ciboney, and Taíno—inhabited the island but were soon eliminated or died as a result of diseases or the shock of conquest.

"La cueva de Ambrosio es una cueva natural en donde encontramos un conjunto de pictografía muy importante en el Caribe sino el mayor de esta zona. Esta cueva está en la costa norte de Matanzas en la península de Hicacos sobre la loma. Se encuentra dentro de la Reserva Ecológica Varahicacos, el arte rupestre de esta cueva se ha declarado monumento local. Llegamos a ella por la Autopista al Sur a 500 metros del Club Amigo Varadero, son casi 47 dibujos precolombinos descubiertos en esta cueva de 300 metros el año 1961." source : (visit link)
Type: Pictograph

How did you find this "Ancient Evidence": Geocaching

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