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Alab Petroglyphs: 3,500-Year-Old Philippine Rock Art is Vanishing

Posted on December 14, 2023

Mountain Province in northern Luzon is best known for Sagada, a highland tourist destination known for its laid-back town atmosphere and outdoor adventures like hiking and caving. Unknown to most, however, is that the province also harbors a rare cultural treasure at risk of disappearing. Alab Petroglyphs are prehistoric rock art carved on a remote outcrop in the provincial capital of Bontoc. Discovered by science in 1972, it is only one of two documented ancient petroglyphs or rock engravings foundRead More