|The Douro River running one direction.|
The hills around here are filled with wine vineyards!
|The Coa River running the other direction.|
This is the river valley where all of the engravings are found. About 90 kilometers worth of engravings have been found, all within 300 feet of the rivers edges.
|A larger shot of the building. (sort of reminds me of the ship that picked up R2D2 and C3PO on Tatooine :)|
|Some of the artwork on the walls of the museum. They were huge and gorgeous, luminescent, lit up by black light.|
|All of them represented some of the engravings found in the Valley. These two orange people were my favorites.|
|And here we are, midway down the mountain in a town called Castelo Melhor (Better Castle, apparently better than the one that was destroyed just before this one was built, lol) in our tour jeep ready for the ride down into the valley.|
|Our guide pointing out the engravings and talking about the theories on why they were made, etc.|
|Some of the engravings were very hard to see and they were usually engraved over and over each other spanning about a 10,000 year period. One of the reasons for this is territory markings, another is hunting superstitions.|
|Another shot where you can actually see some of the engravings.|
Here's a couple of sites with more info if you'd like to read more info and see more/better photos.