Corinto, Morazan district.
1 km north of the village of Corinto.
All year daily.
|Dimension:||L=60 m, W=20 m, H=30 m.|
|Guided tours:||There is a guide on site provided by Concultura.|
Ramón D. Rivas (2011):
Investigaciones recientes en la ‘Gruta del Espíritu Santo’ en Corinto, Morazán,
La Universidad, No. 14-15 (2011): April-June, 2011, 363ff.
|Address:||Cueva del Espíritu Santo, Corinto 3204, Tel: +503-7905-2777.|
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|1889||the historian Santiago Barberena visits the site and described the cave paintings, first written mention.|
|1972||registered as a national monument.|
|1972||excavations by the archaeologist Wolfgang Haberland.|
|2002||Dr. Roberto Ticas told the Bradshaw Foundation about the rock art.|
|2011||project Research, Mapping and Conservation of the Cave of the Holy Spirit Rock Art Site, financed with the Fund of the Ambassador of the United States of America.|
|2012||site receives Blue Shield, the emblem established in the 1954 Hague Convention for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.|
Gruta del Espíritu Santo (Holy Spirit Grotto) is an archaeological site of great importance. It is important because of its geographical position in Middle America, which allows greater understanding of migration patterns.
The cave walls show about 200 Prehistoric drawings about 10,000 years old, depicting human figures, snakes, birds, crabs and the common negative hands. The figures are usually 30 cm in height, but some are up to 100 cm. The symbols vary from 4 cm to 50 cm in height. Different galleries within the cave show different style and colour.