FINDING ROOTS TROUGHOUT THE STATE OF CARABOBO.

 

PAINTED STONES PARK.

You will find the existance of the most important petroplyphs and in better quantities than in the rest of the country, besides the fact that you can get there so easily after a short ten minutes ride off the Guacara-Valencia higway. Up the hill beyond the glyphs you will see a pre-hispanic wall and a large file of very large stones, collected on the same hill. Some of them with erected glyphs up the hill for about one hundred meters long. The function of these stones hasn't yet been determined, neither, the age. It has only been considered that the wall and the glyphs are located on the " road of the salt", crossing the mountains. This road was used by the indians to trespass the ridge of the mountains of the coast to the salt mines. The glyphs have many different shapes and some movement.

 

CHIRGUA IS HIDING A UNIQUE GLYPH.

 

Only 52 kms away from Valencia, in the Valley of Chirgua, you will see the unique geoglyph in this country. An spectacular figure of 3 mts. long and 8 mts. wide wasd digged out in the declivity of the mountain thar beguins the valley. There are some other interesting petroglyphs on the rocks along the borders of the Chirgua's River. There is one of an entire man with countless faces in paralel lines to the coffe farms.

Important personages as Benjamín Bolívar uncle of the Liberator stablished their farms on the regions. Next to Olivita's Declivity you can admire the glyphs of major details, its trenches has been reduced to only 40 cms. You will see a figure with two legs wearing small curved antennas outgoing from its inmense head fromed from three concentrical circles supported on a short and armless trunk. Many pieces has been extracted from this region. On the 40's, some tried to find the "hidden treasure" there but they could only find a slate, the figure of an idol looks similar to those of the andeans cultures, besides the fact that they also spreaded pieces probably from funeral urns. The word Chirgua means ceramic oil jar of long neck on the guama dialect. This region was inhabited by the ferocious Jirajara Indians who were devastated under the weapons of Juan de Villegas Maldonado, the same man who founded Borburata,, Barquisimeto and also the first one to describe Lake Valencia from distance. Villegas mounted his first assent on the same place the indians used to live before he devastated them. After he died the Bolivar family bought his land.

People as the millionaire Rockfeller are among the fortunate who have lived in these lands of Carabobo. In 1936 a Sweddish - Danish colony was founded but it only lasted per a year since the criollos had taken the land.

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