see also Rock Art in the Alps - Valcamonica
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50 Valcamonica Rock Art records


Valcamonica is a valley situated in the Italian central Alps. Its name takes origin from the Camunni, the original people here living during the Iron Age, then conquered by Rome in 16 BC.

Two hours are required to reach Valcamonica by car from Milan. Hundreds of thousands of figures are present in Valcamonica Rock Art, one of the richest open-air engraved areas in Europe.

From this page you can take a virtual visit to Valcamonica rock art. We suggest to start with the 130 slides presentation of Valcamonica prehistoric rock art figures and chronology; then you can take an overview to the main sites and to some of the most important figures and scenes; soon after it is possibile to take a look to the different prehistoric phases and styles. Fifty detailed records of some of the most important engraved surfaces of the Valcamonica Rock Art are available here on the right from the pull-down menu: Bedolina map, Cemmo boulders, Copper Age menhirs...

Finally some notes about Naquane, the astonishing National Park of engraved rocks at Capo di Ponte. They will be useful for your trip, virtual or may be real...
Valcamonica is part
of the UNESCO
World heritage List

  1. Valcamonica chronology (Tracce paper)
  2. Warriors and duels (Tracce photogallery)
  3. Valcamonica fieldworks (details and infos)


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44 escursioni alle più importanti aree incise delle Alpi. 184 pagine in bianco e nero e a colori.
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