Les Dogues

Les Dogues

(7000ac-4000ac)

Les Dogues (Ares del Maestrat, Castellón) is a small rock shelter. It is well known because here is preserved one of the best war scenes of the Levantine art. More than 27 archers divided in two parties fight each other; the left hand group seems to defend from the attack of the right hand group, whose warriors are apparently retreating after the attack with some of their comrades wounded. All the figures are of small size (around 6 cm) in dynamic attitude and very stylised.

Visit Plan

This shelter is currently closed to the public, despite it is protected by an iron fence. The small paintings cannot be seen from outside of the fence.

How to Arrive

This shelter is located near to La Montalbana country house. The access is through a paved road towards Mas de Quico that is located 500 m before La Montalbana while driving direction Ares del Maestre. After crossing the gorge, a walk of 500 m by a trail in bad condition is necessary to reach the site.

Visitable

No

Difficulty

Moderate

Graphic documentation

Landscape where Les Dogues is located.
Title:  Landscape where Les Dogues is located.
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
Panoramic view of the ravine where Les Dogues shelter is located.
Panoramic view from Les Dogues.
Title:  Panoramic view from Les Dogues.
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
Panoramic view shot from Les Dogues over a gorge that flow into Carbonera Ravine.
3D model of the entire shelter of Les Dogues.
Title:  3D model of the entire shelter of Les Dogues.
Technique:  Photogrammetry
Description:
Photogrammetric 3D model of Les Dogues shelter, with indication of the main panel with paintings.
Detailed 3D model of the panel of Les Dogues.
Title:  Detailed 3D model of the panel of Les Dogues.
Technique:  Photogrammetry
Description:
Photogrammetric 3D model focused on the area of the main panel of Les Dogues.
Main panel of Les Dogues, real color.
Title:  Main panel of Les Dogues, real color.
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
La mayor parte de las pictografías de Les Dogues se conservan en un pequeño panel. Aquí se pueden observar unos 27 arqueros enfrentados en una escena de batalla, en la que se pueden diferenciar a los dos bandos, sus líderes, personajes heridos, etc... en lo que constituye una de las escenas más llamativas de todo el arte levantino.
Main panel of Les Dogues, false color.
Title:  Main panel of Les Dogues, false color.
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
Gigapixel image of the main panel of Les Dogues, enhanced by DStretch software to improve visibility of paintings.
Main panel of Les Dogues, false color.
Title:  Main panel of Les Dogues, false color.
Technique:  Image analysis
Description:
Gigapixel image of the main panel of Les Dogues, enhanced by DStretch software to improve visibility of paintings.
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