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8,000 Years of Human History in Carvings: Rock Drawings in Valcamonica. ©Elisabetta Roffia 1979
8,000 Years of Human History in Carvings: Rock Drawings in Valcamonica

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Valcamonica, situated in the Lombardy plain, has one of the world's greatest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs – more than 140,000 symbols and figures carved in the rock over a period of 8,000 years and depicting themes connected with agriculture, navigation, war and magic.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site

Place/region Valcamonica, Italy, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Production: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, sponsor ; UNESCO TV, sponsor.
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