Remains of giant turtle, tusks, fossils, molar of Elephas sp.
The Angono Petroglyphs date back to circa late Neolithic. They are located in the rear recess of a cave, carved in a rock formation belonging to the Pleistocene Guadalupe Formation. There are 127 figures engraved into volcanic tuff that was soft enough to be worked on by a denser piece of stone. Unlike other examples of prehistoric art, there is no indication that colors were ever incorporated in the drawings.
Presidential Decree No. 260 declares the Angono Petroglyphs a National Cultural Treasure. The petroglyphs are also included in the World Inventory of Rock Art under the auspices of UNESCO, ICCROM and ICOMOS and are included in the “100 Most Endangered Sites of the World” in 1996. At present, efforts are directed for the sustained restoration and preservation of this national treasure.
Category/Type of Museum: Archaeological
Location, Museum Hours & Contact No.
National Museum, Binangonan Branch, Binangonan, Rizal Region IV
By land. There are three two-hour routes from Manila to Rizal province. The northern route runs from Caloocan City to Marikina City. The middle route runs from EDSA to Pasig. The southern road passes through the town of Parañaque.
Mondays-Fridays / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays by appointment
ASBMD, National Museum Central Office; 527-4192