Pictures of Prehistoric Petroglyph Rock Carvings from Capo di Ponti History National Museum { 76 images } Created 8 Jun 2016

Pictures images photos of the prehistoric petroglyph rock carving artefacts at IL MUPRE - Il Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( MUPRE - The National Prehistory Museum of Val Camonica ), Italy. Valle Camonica has the largest density of prehistoric rock carvings in the world and the importance of these artworks was recognised when the area was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The rock carvings of Valle Camonica are attributed to an iron age people known as the Camunni. They decorated their grave sites and cult sites with rock carvings of figures, weapons, animals and what appear to be maps of villages. In 1914 rock carvings were noted at the Massi di Cemmo was reported in the Italian Touring Guide to Lombardy but it was not until 2000 that the site was properly excavated and the finds from this excavation are housed at The National Prehistory Museum of Valle Camonica. The Massi di Cemmo archaeological site revealed a sanctuary with rock carvings on rounded glacial boulders. The meanings of the rock carvings cannot be known but schematic pictures of figures, animals and weapons as well as geometric designs of sun shapes seem to suggest that the site had religious significance. Other prehistoric rock carvings in The National Prehistory Museum of Valle Camonica come from Malegno near Bangnolo Ceresolo. Download pictures of the petroglyph rock carving artefacts at the Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( MUPRE - The National Prehistory Museum of Valle Camonica ) as stock photos or buy as photo wall art on line. For Editorial use only, for advertising property rights please contact the museum

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