Unesco Sites of Italy: Rock Drawings in Valcamonica

Sep 16, 2020 81

Val Camonica, one of the largest valleys of the central Alps, located in eastern Lombardy (northern Italy), is home to the first Italian site registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, in 1979.

The site contains one of the largest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs in the world - more than 140,000 symbols and figures carved in the rock over a period of 8,000 years, depicting themes connected with agriculture, navigation, war, hunting and magic, as well as geometric figures. The site is not yet fully explored and extends over an area of 70 kilometers.

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