The Petroglyphs of Mogor

HR, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Tourism — By on August 1, 2016 at 5:06 AM
l to r: Capt. Antonio M. Padrón and Archaeologist Mr. Alberto Martínez

l to r: Capt. Antonio M. Padrón and Archaeologist Mr. Alberto Martínez

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, visited the “Petroglyphs of Mogor”, discovering its nautical meaning

The “Petroglyphs of Mogor”, popularly known as “Mazes of Mogor” with origin between 3,000 and 2,000 years B.C., found in the place known as “A Barriada de Mogor”, located in Mogor, a small village belonging to the municipality of Marín, Pontevedra (Spain).

The IMO Maritime Ambassador participated -together with a group of interested people- during one of the night guided tours organized by the municipality of Marin, receiving explanations by the Archaeologist Mr. Alberto Martinez Gago.

The petroglyphs are evidence of ancient contacts between the Iberian Peninsula and Northern Europe.

As explained during visits, the labyrinths were drawn by the fishermen on the ground with stones before entering the sea and, thereby ward off “gales and storms” and bad luck, in order to obtain good captures and return safely.

Precisely, Capt. Antonio M. Padrón was born in Marin, fishing village whose shield reads “nostra in mare fortuna”

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