Gibraltar – Monkeying around at the limits of the ancient world

Situated on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, the disputed British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar boasts plenty of sun to relax in during the peak seasons.
And if you like monkeying around it is home to the only community of Barbary Macaque in Europe, with more than 300 of the monkeys.
Of course, most people visit to see the famous Rock. The Rock of Gibraltar was one of the Pillars of Hercules and was known to the Romans as Mons Calpe.
The other pillar, Mons Abyla or Jebel Musa, was on the African side of the Strait. In ancient times the two points marked the limit to the known world.

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3 Comments to Gibraltar – Monkeying around at the limits of the ancient world

  1. Assuming you have to keep a really close eye on your belongings there. The monkeys here are fantastic thieves.

  2. Ian Rhodes says:

    Wow! Thanks for your concerns – as far as I’m aware Michelle returned with all her belongings; including her head!

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