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Museum of Southwest Writing

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A collection of the first forms of writing engraved in stone including many mysterious symbols.

The so-called Southwestern Writing was the first form of writing in the Iberian Peninsula, born about 2500 years ago and is still undecipherable.

In this collection is The Warrior Stele, a nickname given to a human figure interpreted as a warrior. No one can translate the inscription and it is one of more than 20 pieces from this collection that continues to intrigue historians.

 

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37.512264, -8.061061
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37°30'44.2"N 8°03'39.8"W
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29S 582980 4152116
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