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23 November , 10:41

Shulgan-Tash Сave was presented at International Rock Art Congress in Spain

The Shulgan-Tash Сave was presented at the International Congress of Rock Art, held in Trigueros in the province of Huelva, Spain, from November 17 to 19. An expert from the Principality of Andorra, Eudald Guillamet, reported on preserving the ancient drawings of Shulgan-Tash.

The congress participants showed great interest in the Bashkir cave and the drawing of a Bactrian camel discovered during the restoration work. They were also interested in learning about the eponymous museum complex being created in Bashkortostan and its main exhibits - exact copies of panels with Paleolithic paintings.

This is the fifth Congress in Trigueros. Spain treats its heritage with care and annually gathers reputable international experts to increase interest in its monuments. Thus, Trigueros becomes the capital of European prehistoric art for a few days. The venue of the forum was not chosen by chance. The province of Huelva is famous for its megalithic monuments - there are about 200 of them. The largest of them is the Soto dolmen, known as the burial place of the Neanderthals.

The Council of Europe, regional organizations, and local universities support the Congress. This year, its central theme was the preservation and restoration of rock art. The Congress was held in a mixed format, allowing specialists from Argentina, Portugal, France, Chile, and other countries to participate. In addition to the Shulgan-Tash Cave, officials from the Altamira Caves Museum of Spain and Lascaux of France spoke on the issues of preserving the rock art of the caves.

Director of the museum complex Danir Gainullin expressed his deep gratitude to Eudald Guillamet and noted that preserving and promoting the Shulgan-Tash Cave was becoming one of the main topics at international venues.

Eudald Guillamet is a restorer, expert in rock and wall art conservation. Cooperation in the preservation of Shulgan-Tash rock art with an international specialist began in 2015, when, according to one of the UNESCO requirements, the task was to clear the cave from vandal inscriptions. Eudald Guillamet is an advisor to the Government of Andorra on the assessment of cultural heritage and a consultant in various international organizations like UNESCO and the United Nations on the preservation of works of art on projects in Western Sahara, Bolivia, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Mongolia, France, and Spain.

 

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina