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4D VULL project has been carried out in 2015 & 2016 in several municipalities included in the Valltorta-Gassulla Cultural Park and surrounding districts, and in sierra de la Pietat (Ulldecona). This rock art assemblage were included in UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1998. This research project have been promoted by Tírig town council, with the collaboration of Amics Valltorta, and of the municipalities of Coves de Vinromà, Ares del Maestrat, Albocàsser, Benassal and Ulldecona.
The aims of this project were to diagnose the level of preservation, the monitoring of identified alterations and the proposal of measures for preventive conservation. The results are based on cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, like close-range photogrammetry, volumetric comparisons, gigapixel imagine, multispectral imaging, image processing by decorrelation stretch of color spaces, geological analyses, thermographic analyses, etc.
The other objective of the project is to disseminate Levantine (and Schematic) rock art of these districts. Many of the digital products made in this project are available in this web, on optimised sizes respect to the originals to make browsing easier.

Cova dels Cavalls Cova dels Cavalls

Cova dels Cavalls

It is the best-known rock art site in Valltorta Gorge (Tírig, Castellón). The hunting scene of a herd of deer has become the icon of Levantine art, and of everyday life of Prehistoric societies.

Coves del Civil o de Ribasals Coves del Civil o de Ribasals

Coves del Civil o de Ribasals

Coves del Civil (Tírig, Castellón) is known by a supposed battle scene between two groups of large size archers. These figures are very stylised and are among the best examples of Levantine art.

Mas d'en Josep Mas d'en Josep

Mas d'en Josep

This 40m long rock shelter (Tírig, Castellón) has 25 pictographs preserved. Color and stylistic differences indicates that these figures were painted over more than one pictoral stage.

Cova Centelles Cova Centelles

Cova Centelles

Some of the most remarkable paintings to understand the older stages of Levantine art are preserved at Cova Centelles (Albocàsser, Castellón). There are some scenes with a large number of archers and women.

Cingle dels Tolls del Puntal Cingle dels Tolls del Puntal

Cingle dels Tolls del Puntal

Este abrigo se sitúa en el interior del propio barranco de La Valltorta, próximo al punto en el que el barranco Matamoros desemboca en el primero

Cova Alta del Lledoner Cova Alta del Lledoner

Cova Alta del Lledoner

Two panels with very fainted and small paintings are preserved in this rock shelter that is overhanging the Valltorta Gorge (Les Coves de Vinromà, Castellón). The more interesting a hunting scene of wild goats.

Cingle de la Gassulla IV Cingle de la Gassulla IV

Cingle de la Gassulla IV

Interesting Levantine art figures can be seen in this long shelter (Ares del Maestrat, Castellón), including two large bulls, insects, human climbers and several archers.

Cingle de la Gassulla IX y X Cingle de la Gassulla IX y X

Cingle de la Gassulla IX y X

These small shelters (Ares del Maestrat, Castellón) have remarkable figures of Levantine style, like a group of archers marching to a battle, or an Iron Age rider.

Les Dogues Les Dogues

Les Dogues

This small shelter (Ares del Maestrat, Castellón) is well known because of a war scene among two groups of tiny archers.

Racó de Nando II Racó de Nando II

Racó de Nando II

Small size Levantine figures are preserved in Shelter II of Racó de Nando. Most of them are archers show dynamic attitudes or taking part in hunting scenes.

Racó de Nando IV Racó de Nando IV

Racó de Nando IV

Two interesting stags, but badly weared, are preserved in shelter IV of Racó de Nando (Benassal, Castellón), and other color remains.

Racó de Nando VII Racó de Nando VII

Racó de Nando VII

The last of the shelters of Racó de Nando (Benassal, Castellón) have the best preserved paintings of this assemblage, and they are located in a very beautiful landscape.

Abric I d'Ermites Abric I d'Ermites

Abric I d'Ermites

Abric I d'Ermites is the best known rock art site of Ermites assemblage (Ulldecona). Here, can be visited the largest number of paintings and the best preserved of this group of rock art sites.

Abric V d'Ermites Abric V d'Ermites

Abric V d'Ermites

This shallow cave was the first rock art site discovered at Ulldecona (Tarragona). Most of its pictographs are preserved on the ceiling. Some of them were painted in white.

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