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Rock Drawings in Valcamonica

Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Valcamonica is a valley located in the Lombardy Alps in Italy. Valcamonica takes its name from the Camunni, ancient people who lived in the Valcamonica during the Iron Age. Valcamonica contains one of greatest collections of prehistoric rock art in the world. More than 140,000 rock drawings were pecked into the surface of 2,400 rocks. The rock drawings in Valcamonica were made over a period of 8000 years. Most of the rock art was made by the people of the Camunni during the Iron Age. The themes are agriculture, magic, hunting scenes, huts, human figures and the Rosa Camuna. The rock drawings are spread all over Valcamonica. The Rock Drawings in Valcamonica can be seen in several archaeological parks in the valley, such as: the Naquane National Rock Art Park and the City Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina, both located in the small town of Capo di Ponte, and the Rock Art Park of Foppe di Nadro in the small town of Ceto. The Rock Drawings in Valcamonica gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979. Some other UNESCO World Heritage Rock Art Sites elsewhere in Europe: Alta, Tanum, Siega Verde and Côa Valley. World Heritage Art: Valcamonica

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Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: A hut-like figure, the representation of huts are particular frequent in the City Archaeological Park of...

Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: A hut-like figure, the representation of huts are particular

frequent in the City Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina in the small town of Capo di

Ponte. Some areas in Valcamonica are characterised by particular themes that don't exist

elsewhere. The Rock Drawings in Valcamonica became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.

  1. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: A hut-like figure, the representation of huts are particular frequent in the City Archaeological Park of...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: A hut-like figure, the representation of huts are particular

    frequent in the City Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina in the small town of Capo di

    Ponte. Some areas in Valcamonica are characterised by particular themes that don't exist

    elsewhere. The Rock Drawings in Valcamonica became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.

  2. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - The Rock Carvings in Valcamonica can be seen in several archaeological parks in Valcamonica, such as two parks situated in the...

    The Rock Carvings in Valcamonica can be seen in several archaeological parks

    in Valcamonica, such as two parks situated in the small town of Capo di Ponte:

    Naquane National Rock Art Park and City Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina,

    and the archaeological park in the town of Ceto: Rock Art Park of Foppe di Nadro.

  3. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Art in Valcamonica: Thousand of rock engravings has been made during the Iron Age by the Camunni. These...

    Rock Art in Valcamonica: Thousand of rock engravings has been made during the

    Iron Age by the Camunni. These reconstructed huts can be found at the Rock Art

    Park of Foppe di Nadro in Ceto. The Rock Art in Valcamonica gained the status as

    an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.

  4. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: These rock drawings are interpreted as huts, but the original meaning of the rock drawings is lost in the mists...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: These rock drawings are interpreted as huts, but the

    original meaning of the rock drawings is lost in the mists of time. The rock drawings in

    Valcamonica were made by the Camunni, ancient people who lived in the Valcamonica

    (also Val Camonica) during the Iron Age.

  5. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Thousands of images were pecked into the rock surface over a period of 8000 years. The name Valcamonica comes...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Thousands of images were pecked into the rock

    surface over a period of 8000 years. The name Valcamonica comes from the Camunni,

    ancient people who lived in the Valcamonica during the Iron Age. The Rock Drawings in

    Valcamonica were made during the Stone Age until the end of the 1st millennium BCE.

  6. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Information boards gives information and explanation about the petroglyphs (rock drawings). Valcamonica is a...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Information boards gives information and explanation

    about the petroglyphs (rock drawings). Valcamonica is a narrow valley in the Lombardy

    Alps. The Rock Drawings in Valcamonica became the first UNESCO World Heritage of

    Italy, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.

  7. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Rock number 6 in the Rock Art Park of Foppe di Nadro represents the artistic peak reached by the...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Rock number 6 in the Rock Art Park of Foppe di Nadro

    represents the artistic peak reached by the Camunni, the rock is one of the most famous

    and richest engraved rocks of Valcamonica, it includes more than hundred of footprints,

    the largest concentration in Valcamonica. The rock art was made during the Iron Age.

  8. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Warriors fighting, other themes are magic, agriculture and hunting scenes. There are over 140.000 rock drawings...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Warriors fighting, other themes are magic, agriculture

    and hunting scenes. There are over 140.000 rock drawings in Valcamonica. The rock

    drawings are spread on all rock surfaces in Valcamonica. The rock drawings in were

    made over a time span of more than eight thousand years.

  9. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: A hut, constructed like the ones engraved on the rocks. The rock engravings in Valcamonica has been...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: A hut, constructed like the ones engraved on the rocks.

    The rock engravings in Valcamonica has been made during the Iron Age by the Camunni. 

    If the Camunni really lived in huts like this is uncertain. The Rock Drawings in Valcamonica

    gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.

  10. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Parco Archeologico Comunale di Seradina-Bedolina. The Valcamonica contains the largest collection of...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Parco Archeologico Comunale di Seradina-Bedolina.

    The Valcamonica contains the largest collection of prehistoric rock drawings in Europe. 

    The rock drawings in Seradina Bedolina have been dated mostly between the Bronze

    Age and the Iron Age.

  11. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Rock Art in the City Archaeological Park of Seradina- Bedolina in Capo di Ponte. Two warriors, one of them...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Rock Art in the City Archaeological Park of Seradina-

    Bedolina in Capo di Ponte. Two warriors, one of them on horseback, both are armed

    with a knife. Capo di Ponte includes more than 500 engraved rocks, they cover a great

    deal of the rock art in Valcamonica.

  12. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: One of the rocks in the City Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina in Capo di Ponte shows a warrior on...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: One of the rocks in the City Archaeological Park

    of Seradina-Bedolina in Capo di Ponte shows a warrior on horseback, he is armed

    with a knife. The rock drawing is datable to the Middle Iron Age. The rock drawings

    in Valcamonica were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.

  13. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: The Camunni left behind thousands of rock drawings in Valcamonica. One of them is the Camunian Rose, a name...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: The Camunni left behind thousands of rock drawings in

    Valcamonica. One of them is the Camunian Rose, a name given to a common symbol

    represented among the Rock Drawings in Valcamonica. Now, the Camunian Rose is the

    official symbol of the region of Lombardy.

  14. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: In the City Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina, many rocks are carved with 'topographic...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: In the City Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina,

    many rocks are carved with 'topographic compositions', such as the so-called Map of

    Bedolina, the rock drawings on this rock are interpreted as mountain paths, cultivated

    plots of land and villages. There are also huts, warriors, animals depicted in this rock.

  15. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Reconstructed hut like the engraved huts on the rocks. Valcamonica is a valley in...

    Rock Drawings in Valcamonica: Reconstructed hut like the engraved huts on the rocks.

    Valcamonica is a valley in northern Italy. The Valcamonica contains one of the world's

    greatest collections of prehistoric rock art. The themes are agriculture, magic, hunting

    scenes, huts, human figures, plough scenes and the famous Rosa Camuna.