Thursday 19 May 2016

Rock Drawings in Valcamonica

This postcard arrived today! It's getting harder and harder to get new UNESCO sites, but once in a while arrives one. In this case it was the first UNESCO site inscribed by Italy

Paspardo, middle Iron Age duel with sword and little shield
This postcard was sent by Marina

The stone carvings of Val Camonica (Camonica Valley) are located in the Province of BresciaItaly, and constitute one of the largest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs in the world. The collection was recognized by Unesco in 1979 and was Italy's first recognized World Heritage Site. Unesco has formally recognized more than 140,000 figures and symbols, but new discoveries have increased the number of catalogued incisions to between 200,000 and 300,000. The petroglyphs are spread on all surfaces of the valley, but concentrated in the areas of Darfo Boario TermeCapo di PonteNadroCimbergoand Paspardo. - in: wikipedia

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