#137 Angono Petroglyphs

The Angono Petroglyphs is one of the Philippines’ foremost cultural heritage sites that dates back to circa 3000 B.C.

The petroglyphs is known as the among the rarest and oldest prehistoric Filipino works of art and offers a glimpse into the life of pre-colonial Philippines. There are 127 human and animal figures engraved on the rockwall and the inscriptions clearly show stylised human figures, frogs and lizards along with other designs that may have depicted other interesting figures. Erosion however may have caused it to become indistinguishable.

The site, located along the boundaries of Angono, Binangonan and Antipolo of the province of Rizal, Luzon island in northern Philippines, has been included in the World Inventory of Rock Art under the auspices of UNESCO, ICCROM and ICOMOS and nominated as one of the “100 Most Endangered Sites of the World.”

Mabuhay ang Angono Petroglyphs!

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