Cuevas de la Araña en Bicorp
|Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin|
|Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List|
|UNESCO region||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1998 (22nd Session)|
The Cuevas de la Araña (known in English as the Araña Caves or the Spider Caves) are a group of caves in the municipality of Bicorp in Valencia, eastern Spain. The caves are in the valley of the river Escalona and were used by prehistoric people who left rock art. They are known for painted images of a bow and arrow goat hunt and for a scene depicting an androgynous figure, sometimes called the "Man of Bicorp", climbing lianas and gathering honey from wild bees.
The caves were discovered in the early twentieth century by a local teacher, Jaime Garí i Poch. They are included in the World Heritage Site Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin.
- Traynor, Kirsten. "Ancient Cave Painting: Man of Bicorp" (Web article). MD Bee. Retrieved 2008-03-12. (This source assumes a palaeolithic date for the art, contrary to the current consensus)
- Ullmann, Fritz (2003). Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-3-527-30385-4.
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