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Museo Casa Cuevas, Artenara - Gran Canaria, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne
N 28° 01.153 W 015° 38.739
28R E 436528 N 3099499
Quick Description: Natural caves in the rocks used as homes. Today it is a museum showing daily life of the inhabitants.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 3/7/2018 1:31:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMXWE0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
"The cave dwellings of Artenara were very important in the development of this area. The original inhabitants were from North Africa, a tribe of Berbers called the Canari. There is recorded evidence that the cave houses of the nearby village of Acusa were occupied continually from approx. 500AD to the 1970´s. So for about 1000 years before the Spanish conquest there were settlements in thhis area. The original inhabitants made the very intelligent dicision that farming land was too important to waste on housing, so they decided to make use of the natural rocks in the area to excavate cave houses and shelters. This is one of the reasons for the uique development of this area."
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