Within this arid landscape are some of the greatest examples of cave art in the world. An estimated five thousand pieces of volcanic tuff depict animal, human and geometric figures, likely to have been carved between 500 and 1300 A.D.
Toro Muerto is located in the province of Castilla, very near the river Majes, whose incomparable shrimps are the principal ingredient in the delectable cuisine of the "White City".
A wide variety of animals are carved into the rocks, such as condors, foxes, alpacas, snakes, and fish, as well as geometric shapes and dancing figures, and they remain intact centuries after they were carved.
The greatest threat to the complex is some of its visitors, who do not hesitate to break the rocks to remove the beautiful carvings. Today, the guides will tell you that 152 drawings were discovered on a single rock.